Power for the Test of Homogeneity in Fixed and Random Effects Models

  • Terri D. Pigott
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


This chapter will illustrate methods for the power of the test of homogeneity in fixed and random effects models. In fixed effects models, the test of homogeneity provides evidence about whether the effect sizes in a meta-analysis are measuring a common effect size. The test of homogeneity in random effects models is a test of the statistical significance of the variance component, the between-studies variance. The chapter gives examples of how to compute the power for the test of homogeneity in both fixed and random effects models.


Variance Component Average Difference Random Effect Model Homogeneity Test Effect Size Estimate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terri D. Pigott
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  1. 1.School of EducationLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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