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Table 2 Methods available in Meta-Analyst

From: Meta-Analyst: software for meta-analysis of binary, continuous and diagnostic data

  Fixed Random Bayes
  IV* MH Peto DL EM  
Binary outcomes       
   Odds ratio (OR)
   Risk ratio (RR) -
   Risk difference (RD) -
   Proportion** - -
Continuous outcomes   - -    
   WMD - -
   Hedge's g - -
   Cohen's d - -
   Glass' δ - -
   Mean** - -
Diagnostic test data   - -    
   Specificity - -
   Sensitivity - -
   Accuracy - -
   Positive predictive value (PPV) - -
   Negative predictive value (NPV) - -
   Positive likelihood ratio -
   Positive likelihood ratio -
   Diagnostic odds ratio -
   Summary ROC curve [weighted, unweighted] [weighted]  
   Bivariate --- -
   Hierarchical SROC - -
  1. *Fixed effects meta-regression using weighted least squares is available here if there is at least one numerical covariate.
  2. Random effects meta-regression using an expectation maximization approach is available here if there is at least one numerical covariate.
  3. Control rate meta-regression (linear or quadratic) is possible here (with or without adjusting for additional covariates, as deemed appropriate).
  4. ** e.g., for the meta-analysis of data from single arm studies.
  5. - = not applicable, √ = available, DL: DerSimonian and Laird model, EM = Expectation-maximization, IV = inverse variance, MH: Mantel-Haenszel method, ROC = Receiver operating characteristic curve