[R] compute the mean of two (or more) correlations
Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT)
wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Tue Jul 26 14:09:51 CEST 2011
And at that point, one is essentially doing a meta-analysis. For example:
library(metafor)
ri <- c(.5, .4)
ni <- c(40, 25)
res <- rma(ri=ri, ni=ni, measure="ZCOR", method="FE")
predict(res, transf=transf.ztor, digits=2)
pred se ci.lb ci.ub
0.46 NA 0.24 0.64
You also get the CI (in addition to the back-transformed average).
Best,
Wolfgang
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org]
> On Behalf Of Michael Dewey
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:23
> To: Joshua Wiley; Martin Batholdy
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] compute the mean of two (or more) correlations
>
> At 15:47 25/07/2011, Joshua Wiley wrote:
> >Hi Martin,
> >
> >Off hand I do not know of a pre-defined function to do it, but the
> >"z-transformation" is just the inverse hyperbolic function, the mean
> >is just the mean, and the back transformation is the hypoerbolic
> >function so...
> >
> >############
> >x <- c(.5, .4)
> >tanh(mean(atanh(x)))
> >############
> >
> >should do it.
>
> Assuming the correlations are based on the same sample size as I
> would have thought one would otherwise have wanted to weight them.
>
>
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Josh
> >
> >On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Martin Batholdy
> ><batholdy at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >
> > > is there a function in R that computes the mean of two (or more)
> > correlations?
> > > (that is doing the z-transformation of the correlations,
> > computing the mean of the z-values and then retransform it to a
> correlation).
> > >
> > > Or is there a fisher-table implemented?
> > >
> > >
> > > I have not found anything via help.search() or google so far.
> > >
> > >
> > > thank you!
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> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >Joshua Wiley
> >Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
> >University of California, Los Angeles
> >https://joshuawiley.com/
>
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