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Publication Citation: Estimating Common Mean and Heterogeneity Variance in Two Study Case Meta-Analysis

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Author(s): Andrew L. Rukhin;
Title: Estimating Common Mean and Heterogeneity Variance in Two Study Case Meta-Analysis
Published: April 01, 2012
Abstract: The relative behavior of estimators of the common mean and of the heterogeneity variance in the simplest random effects model of meta-analysis is explored. A simple estimator improving on the DerSimonian-Laird procedure is derived.
Citation: Statistics & Probability Letters
Keywords: DerSimonian-Laird procedure, Jeffreys prior, Meta-analysis, Mill's ratio, Quadratic risk, Random effects model, Restricted likelihood.
Research Areas: Statistics
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