To conduct a meta-analysis, I want to calculate the effect sizes (standardized mean differences) of several studies. In some of my studies, not all the information needed is given:
- In two studies, the only information I can extract are the pre-post ANOVAs (within-group-contrasts) for the treatment group as well as for the control group. No means, standard deviations or between-group-contrasts are reported.
Is it possible to calculate effect sizes based on this information?
- In one study, the standard deviations are missing. I found this post related to my question: Can I calculate effect size using F, p and N (sample size)?. One per "[...] I think several metrics, for example log response ratio of means (ROM in metafor) does not require SD to calculate ES. The studies can be later on weighted using sample sizes instead of the variance (e.g. de Graaff et al. 2006; van Groenigen et al. 2006)"(Can I calculate effect size using F, p and N (sample size)?) Is this an adequate way of dealing with the problem?