StATS: Some articles on meta-analysis (June 10, 2005)

I found a couple of interesting articles on meta-analysis that are difficult to classify:

The first relates how meta-analysis supports some, but not all of Hill's criteria for causation. The second compared systematic reviews with narrative reviews. Systematic reviews were cited more often (26 times on average versus 8) and included twice as many citations.

[Update August 23, 2005] Here are some articles that I had used as teaching examples. I have switched to using open source journals because it is easier to incorporate large sections of text into my web pages and book with open source publications. These are still interesting examples, however, and they have full free text on the web.

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