I wish to present the results of my meta-analysis using the best practices possible. I do not find, however, examples in articles similar to what my output is. Here's a simplification of my model and output (using function
rma of the
rma (yi, vi, mods = ~ varA + varB)
For those unfamiliar with rma, this line code a meta-analysis mixed effect models, with 2 moderators, the variable
A and variable
B. Let's say the
varA has 2 categorical levels and
varB has 3 categorical levels.
The output would be similar to this, without any numbers:
intercept - estimate, statistic, p-value, 95% IC varA.level2 - estimate, statistic, p-value, 95% IC varB.level2 - estimate, statistic, p-value, 95% IC varB.level3 - estimate, statistic, p-value, 95% IC
All those variable levels are significantly different from the intercept. I have no problem with
varA. I can easily say that
level 1 is different from
level 2 and report the statistic and p-value for
But what about
level 1 differs from
level 1 from
level 3... but is
level 2 different from
3? What would you report in a article in that case?
Thanks for insight or references to articles, books...