METATREND: Stata module to implement regression methods for detecting trends in cumulative meta-analysis
Abstractmetatrend performs a cumulative meta-analysis (Lau et al, 1995) using the DerSimonian and Laird random-effects method and afterwards, performs two tests for assesing the "Proteus" phenomenon (i.e. the appearence of an early extreme estimate that is refuted by subsequent research). The first method is the so-called "first vs. subsequent" approach (Ioannidis and Trikalinos, 2005). The second method, consists of performing a GLS regression of the cumulative logOR on the rank of the studies using an AR(1) process to handle the serial correlation.
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Bibliographic InfoSoftware component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S457058.
Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 8.0
Date of creation: 09 Jun 2009
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