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Undue reliance on I 2 in assessing heterogeneity may mislead

  • Gerta Rücker1, 2Email author,
  • Guido Schwarzer1, 2,
  • James R Carpenter1, 3 and
  • Martin Schumacher1
BMC Medical Research Methodology20088:79

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-8-79

Received: 15 August 2008

Accepted: 27 November 2008

Published: 27 November 2008

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Original Submission
15 Aug 2008 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Sep 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jan Friedrich
16 Sep 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Riley
18 Sep 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Guido Knapp
18 Sep 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Julian Higgins
18 Sep 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Malinee Laopaiboon
13 Oct 2008 Author responded Author comments - Gerta Rücker
Resubmission - Version 3
13 Oct 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 3
29 Oct 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Julian Higgins
31 Oct 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Riley
12 Nov 2008 Author responded Author comments - Gerta Rücker
Resubmission - Version 4
12 Nov 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 4
24 Nov 2008 Author responded Author comments - Gerta Rücker
Resubmission - Version 5
24 Nov 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
27 Nov 2008 Editorially accepted
27 Nov 2008 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-8-79

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg
(2)
German Cochrane Centre, University Medical Center Freiburg
(3)
Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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