Sensitivity Analysis for Publication Bias in Meta-Analyses

Performs sensitivity analysis for publication bias in meta-analyses (per Mathur & VanderWeele, 2019 [<>]). These analyses enable statements such as: "For publication bias to shift the observed point estimate to the null, 'significant' results would need to be at least 30-fold more likely to be published than negative or 'nonsignificant' results." Comparable statements can be made regarding shifting to a chosen non-null value or shifting the confidence interval. Provides a worst-case meta-analytic point estimate under maximal publication bias obtained simply by conducting a standard meta-analysis of only the negative and "nonsignificant" studies.


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1.0.0 by Maya B. Mathur, 3 months ago

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Authors: Maya B. Mathur , Tyler J. VanderWeele

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports metafor, stats, dplyr, robumeta, ggplot2, Rdpack, MetaUtility

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