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Table 3 Meta-analytical tests that were part of the validation

From: Development and validation of MIX: comprehensive free software for meta-analysis of causal research data

Study data (per association measure/weighting)
- Association measure with 95% CI and/or P value
- Study contribution weights
Meta-analysis (per association measure/weighting)
- Association measure with 95% CI and P value
- Heterogeneity Q with 95% CI and/or P value
- Inconsistency I2 with 95% CI and/or P value
- Fail-safe N with tolerance level
- Begg's rank correlation test with z-score and P value
- Egger's regression intercept with 95% CI and/or P value
- Macaskill's regression slope with 95% CI and/or P value
- Trim-and-fill studies with new association measure and 95% CI
  1. Essentially all major numerical output that is produced by a comprehensive meta-analysis was assessed during the validation. The tests were repeated with all available (fixed effect and random effects) weighting models. Abbreviations: "CI" = confidence interval.