Meta-Analysis 2: Models
This chapter discusses the two most common models for carrying out meta-analysis. There are formulas and calculations, but also pictures and examples, and advice about what to do in practice. Here’s the list:
• An overview of the two models, starting with Lucky and Noluck • The fixed effect model • The random effects model • Comparing the two models, and making a choice
If you wish to skip the detail and the formulas, you’ll get the main idea if you read just the overview that comes next. You might also find Box 8.1 and Example 8.1 interesting.