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Table 2 Summary of results for example two: Interventions for promoting physical activity

From: Methods for calculating confidence and credible intervals for the residual between-study variance in random effects meta-regression models

Method

Estimate

Interval

REML

0.042

(0.016, 0.111)

Gen Q ( a i = σ i - 2 )

0.043

(0.017, 0.139)

Gen Q ( a i = σ i - 1 )

0.048

(0.018, 0.138)

Paule-Mandel/Q profile

0.049

(0.018, 0.156)

Bayesian

0.050

(0.017, 0.119)

  1. The REML confidence interval for τ 2 is approximate and the Bayesian estimate is the posterior mean.