[R] Question

Jim Lemon drj|m|emon @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun May 2 08:10:48 CEST 2021

Hi Myungjin,
The funnel plot is no more than the precision of the estimates of
related studies plotted against the estimates. That is, if your
measure of precision is the sample size (SS) and the estimate is named


Look at the metafor package for good funnel plot functions. Egger's
test can be misleading, see:


for a good introduction.


produces a very basic funnel plot. Enclosing lines or curves are
usually added, forming the inverted "funnel".

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM Myungjin Jung <mjung4 using go.olemiss.edu> wrote:
> Good evening,
> I have a quick question about the "robumeta" package in R software. Below
> is my question:
> Is it possible to create funnel plots as well as assess (Egger's test) and
> adjust (Trim and fill approach) for publication bias in meta-analysis with
> RVE methods?
> Thank you so much for your help.
> Best regards,
> Myungjin
> *Myungjin Jung*
> Doctoral Graduate Assistant
> The University of Mississippi
> Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
> P.O. Box 1848
> 234 Turner Center
> University, MS 38677-1848
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