metatrend performs a cumulative meta-analysis (Lau et al, 1995) using the DerSimonian and Laird random-effects method and afterwards, performs two tests for assesing the "Proteus" phenomenon (i.e. the appearence of an early extreme estimate that is refuted by subsequent research). The first method is the so-called "first vs. subsequent" approach (Ioannidis and Trikalinos, 2005). The second method, consists of performing a GLS regression of the cumulative logOR on the rank of the studies using an AR(1) process to handle the serial correlation.
Language: Stata Requires: Stata version 8.0 Keywords:meta-analysis; trends; Proteus (search for similar items in EconPapers) Date: 2009-06-09 Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install metatrend". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser. References:Add references at CitEc CitationsTrack citations by RSS feed