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Fitting fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis models using structural equation modeling with the sem and gsem commands

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Stata Journal
Issue number3
Volume15
Number of pages27
Pages (from-to)645-671
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In this article, we demonstrate how to fit fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis, meta-regression, and multivariate outcome meta-analysis models under the structural equation modeling framework using the sem and gsem commands. While all of these models can be fit using existing user-written commands, formulating the models in the structural equation modeling framework provides deeper insight into how they work. Further, the heterogeneity test for meta-regression and multivariate meta-analysis is readily available from this output.

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