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{title:Syntax}
{phang} Fixed- and random-effects inverse-variance weighted
meta-analytic regression (aka: meta-regression).
{p 8 16 2}
{cmd:mareg} {effectsizevar} {indepvars} {ifin} {cmd:,}
{opt var(varname)}
{opt w(varname)}
{opt se(varname)}
[_options_]
{pstd} where {it:effectsize} is the effect size variable and
{it:indepvar} is one or more independent variable (moderator). The
{it:effect size} can be any effect size type, such as Cohen's {it:d},
Hedges' {it:g}, logged odds ratio, logged risk ratio, logged logit,
{it:r} or Fisher's {it:Zr}, among others. It is critical that the
effect size is in its analyzable form. For example, the effect size
can be a logged odds ratio but not an odds ratio. One of the following
must also be specified:
{phang2}
o {it:var({varname})}: the variance of the effect size
{phang2}
o {it:w({varname})}: the inverse variance weight of the effect size
{phang2}
o {it:se({varname})}: the standard error of the effect size
{pstd} The relationship among these is assumed to be {it:w} =
1/{it:var} = 1/{it:se^2}. {p_end}
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{synopthdr :Options}
{synoptline}
{syntab:Model Type}
{synopt :{opt model(_string_)}}
model type; default is REML (restricted maximum likelihood); options
include FE (fixed effect), DL (Dersimonian & Laird), HE (Hedges'), HS
(Hunter & Schmidt), SJ (Sidik-Jonkman), SJIT (Sidik-Jonkman,
iterative), ML (maximum likelihood), REML (restricted maximum
likelihood), and EB (empirical bayes)
{p_end}
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{title:Description}
{pstd} {cmd:mareg} performs meta-analytic regression (aka:
meta-regression, moderator analysis) under either a fixed-effect model
(also called a common-effect model) or a random-effects model. Several
estimators for the random effects variance component (tau^2) are
available. The command requires an effect size, its associated
standard error, variance, or inverse variance weight, and a one or
more independent variables.
{pstd} Subgroup or categorical moderator analysis (i.e.,
analog-to-the-ANOVA) can be performed with the {cmd:maanova} command
(see {help maanova}). For a basic meta-analysis returning the overall
mean effect size and associated statistics, see {cmd:masum} command
(see {help masum}).
{pstd} As of Stata version 16.0, Stata has a built-in command for
conducting meta-analysis. See {help meta}.
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{title:Acknowledgments}
{pstd} {cmd:mareg} was written by David B. Wilson and is an updated
version of a command written as a companion to a book on meta-analysis
he co-authored with Mark Lipsey (Lipsey & Wilson, 2001). Portions of
this program are based on code from Wolfgang Viechtbauer's
{it:metafor} package for R.
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{title:References}
{pstd}
Lipsey, M. W., & Wilson, D. B. (2001). {it} Practical
meta-analysis. {sf} Sage.