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Used in meta-analysis to display the relationship between effect size and study precision

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Egger's test, Trim and fill method and funnel plots for three-level meta-analysis

I have performed a three-level meta-analysis in R (based on correlations) to estimate an overall association and to perform moderator analyses following guidelines of Assink & Wibbelink (2016). ...
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Doubt regarding Funnel plot in Meta Analysis using Metafor in R

II tried to do a Funnel plot of a dataset for a disease-prevention paper, view dataset here. Got the plot, but am worried it is wrong.The dataset contains the ...
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Sensitivity analysis on secondary outcome

I plan to perform a meta-analysis with a primary outcome consisting in very rare events (sometimes not occurring in any group of some studies included), and a much more frequent secondary outcome. To ...
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Interpretation of (contour-enhanced) funnel plots in meta-analysis

I am currently conducting a meta-analysis on four different outcome measures (A, B, C, and D). However, I am struggling with the interpretation of the (contour-enhanced) funnel plots. I examined the ...
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Strange looking funnel plot after computing cluster robust standard errors

I fitted the following hierarchical mixed-effects meta-analytic model using rma.mv() in the metafor R package. mod<-rma.mv(yi=yi, V=vi, mods=~ region + subtype, random = ~ 1 |study/id, data = es, ...
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Find interesting segment automatically in funnel analysis

This is a feature that I came across in Mixpanel and really enjoy it, but I haven't figure out how to do it myself (so I can use it on some other dataset). Use case I have a funnel (which I defined ...
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Trim and fill funnel plot on a single proportion meta analysis [closed]

I have performed a single proportion meta analysis with R. The package I used can perform a trim and fill analysis, but can't actually plot the trim and fill funnel plot. The packages that can do so, ...
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Funnel plot limits for indirectly standardized costs and length of stay

This paper: Spiegelhalter, David J. "Funnel plots for comparing institutional performance." Statistics in medicine 24.8 (2005): 1185-1202. describes funnel plot limits for indirectly standardized ...
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Publication bias: Egger's Test significant depending on subset. Why doesTrim and Fill not add studies?

For my final thesis I performed a meta-analysis with different subsets (subgroup analysis). Although I systematically searched the literature (I was brutally sophisticated), depending which subset I ...
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Do I Need to Normalize Data and Compensate for Apparent Overdispersion in Funnel Plots Generated from a 1.2 Million Record Dataset?

I have an anonymized dataset with 1.2 million dog and cat surgical sterilization records from 81 clinics. I would like to measure inter-clinic variation in mortality rate as part of a preliminary ...
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Minimal requirements for funnel plots?

Are there basic minimum requirements for funnel plots to be valid or having a sufficient quality to assess publication bias? For example in regard to: Numbers of included studies? Size of included ...
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Funnel Plot Question

Hopefully someone can assist a bit, I just came across a funnel plot that I can not interpret. I have a feeling it is due to the high heterogeneity in the Meta-analysis. (I2= 92%) Basically, this was ...
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Problem using funnel plot to detect outliers

I am trying to detect outliers from a list of genes. Each gene has x number of SNPs, plotted on the X axis, and a score derived from the mean score of each SNP in a test, plotted on the y axis. My ...
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How to compare institutions based on the difference between their predicted and observed values?

I have predicted values from an OLS model. I am trying to identify if the predicted value is significantly different to the actual value for an observation. The actual value is a rate (not mean) ...
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Interpreting stripe like shapes on funnel plot from meta-analysis

I have a set of 130 measurements from about 30 different studies. I have made a random effects meta-analysis of SMD (standardised mean difference) and ROM (ratio of means). I used the DL (DerSimonian-...
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How to standardize proportions from US Census data

In seeing this New York Times graphic on Where Same Sex Couples Live, it appears that the low population counties have the most variation (comparing North Dakota and Ohio, for instance). Presumably ...
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Metafor package: bias and sensitivity diagnostics

I am conducting a multi-level meta-analysis that includes some articles with multiple outcomes. Therefore I am using the rma.mv() function. Example code: ...
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How would you visualize a segmented funnel? (and could you do it with Python?)

I saw this post on Moz which presented a segmented marketing funnel: This kind of thing would have quite a bit of value in my job. What I have no idea is how to visualize raw data to show a ...
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How to calculate SE for the ratio of two proportions?

I have evaluated the prevalence (proportion) of a disease in men and women, in different studies available in the literature. So I have sample sizes for men and women (in different studies) and also ...
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How to draw a funnel plot for an observational meta-analysis which concerns only with prevalence rates (no odds ratios or standard errors etc.)?

I need to draw a funnel plot for my meta-analysis, which is observational and aggregates prevalence rates of a certain medical condition. As far as I know, a funnel plot is a scatter plot of effect ...
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Calculating standard error for funnel plots

I'm a programmer, with a decent but not-expert knowledge of stats, and I'm working through these instructions for how to create funnel plots. I know that there are better ready-made tools (e.g. R) ...
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Funnel plot with asymmetrical point sizes

Lets say I want to take the usual funnel plot for meta-analysis, and add another dimension to it, visually changing the points used for each study by a covariate. While it might be easier to change ...
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Easy resources for funnel plot

I'm just facing an issue of finding an easy tutorial or guide to the funnel plot. Are there simple resources you recommend for this? Thanks.
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Alternative Egger's test, without using standard error

A simplified regression equation $ES=\frac{a+b}{n_1+n_2}$ has been suggested as an alternative to Egger's regression equation $\frac{ES}{SE}=\frac{a+b}{SE}$, where ES=Effect Size, $n_1$=sample size of ...
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Alternative funnel plot, without using standard error (SE)

Before submission of my meta-analysis I want to make a funnel plot to test for heterogeneity and publication bias. I have the pooled effect size and the effect sizes from each study, that take values ...
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Egger's test in SPSS

How can I conduct an Egger's test using SPSS17? For each study included in the meta-analysis I know effect size and sample size of patients and controls groups.
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Egger’s linear regression method intercept in meta analysis

In Meta analysis, how to interpret the Egger’s linear regression method intercept (B0) 10.34631, 95% confidence interval (1.05905, 19.63357), with t=3.54535, df=3. The 1-tailed p-value (recommended) ...
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How to draw funnel plot using ggplot2 in R?

As title, I need to draw something like this: Can ggplot, or other packages if ggplot is not capable, be used to draw something like this?
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Libraries for forest and funnel plots

Can anyone recommend me an open source graphic library to create forest and funnel plots? I was aiming at using it on a Java desktop application.
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