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Meta-analysis for Us
Meta-analysis is a statistical procedure used to combine data from different studies with same research question to come to a more accurate conclusion. It usually includes the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) but sometimes may include cross-sectional and epidemiological studies.
Different studies with same research question have variable results, especially if the sample size is small. In such scenarios, the chances of error increase. Meta-analysis objectively interprets data from all the relevant studies to give us a precise answer to the question under research.
Article published online:
21 September 2021
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