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Volume 15 Number 3: pp. 645-671

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Fitting fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis models using structural equation modeling with the sem and gsem commands

Tom M. Palmer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Lancaster University
Lancaster, UK
Jonathan A. C. Sterne
School of Social and Community Medicine
University of Bristol
Bristol, UK
Abstract.  In this article, we demonstrate how to fit fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis, meta-regression, and multivariate outcome meta-analysis models under the structural equation modeling framework using the sem and gsem commands. While all of these models can be fit using existing user-written commands, formulating the models in the structural equation modeling framework provides deeper insight into how they work. Further, the heterogeneity test for meta-regression and multivariate meta-analysis is readily available from this output.
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