Too busy to do any substantive posting right now, so I’ll just be tossing out some links. Bob O’Hara has an interesting post on how meta-analysis in ecology should be done differently than in medicine. He also thinks ecologists should be doing more meta-regressions, and I’m inclined to agree, if only because I don’t even know what meta-regression is (I figure I would know if ecologists did more of them…). And a commenter over there chimes in with an interesting anecdote about how meta-analysts not knowing much about the original data can actually be a good thing (there’s such a thing as being too close to your own data and your own interpretation of them).
Posted by: Jeremy Fox | December 7, 2011