An Introduction to Meta-Analysis in R

  • Guido Schwarzer
  • James R. Carpenter
  • Gerta Rücker
Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)


The world is awash with information. For any question, the briefest of internet searches will throw up a range of frequently contradictory answers. This underlies increasing awareness of the value of systematic evidence synthesis—both qualitative and quantitative—by researchers, policy makers and the broader public. It is reflected in the continuing development of the Cochrane Collaboration (, an international collaboration devoted to undertaking, publishing and promoting systematic evidence synthesis [2].


Nedocromil Sodium Forest Function Numeric Vector Script File Experimental Treatment Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Schwarzer
    • 1
  • James R. Carpenter
    • 2
  • Gerta Rücker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Medical Biometry and StatisticsMedical Center – University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.MRC Clinical Trials UnitLondon and London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK

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