Another Look at Meta-analysis

Deborah Dawson and Derek Blanchette (“Meta-analysis: Can We Extract Gold from the Biomedical Literature?” CHANCE 31(4):45–50) give an accessible overview of meta-analysis, its potential benefits, and some of its challenges. The metaphor in their title, however, suggests a need for vigilance. Many of the meta-analyses in the biomedical literature do less to enrich our understanding than their authors intend.

Some content is only viewable by ASA Members. Please login or become an ASA member to gain access.

Tagged as: ,