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Open Peer Review Reports for: The Hartung-Knapp-Sidik-Jonkman method for random effects meta-analysis is straightforward and considerably outperforms the standard DerSimonian-Laird method

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Original Submission
4 Nov 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Nov 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Julio Sánchez-Meca
3 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Guido Knapp
23 Dec 2013 Author responded Author comments - Joanna IntHout
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Dec 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Guido Knapp
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Jan 2014 Editorially accepted
18 Feb 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-14-25

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