[R-meta] Intraclass correlation

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Sun Oct 1 22:55:26 CEST 2017

The sampling variances are the 'residual variances'. And since the sampling variances are heteroscedastic, there is not just one residual variance, but each study/estimate has its own sampling variance. A common approach in meta-analysis is to compute some kind of 'average/typical' sampling variance and then use that in computing various statistics (like the I^2, which is sort of an ICC). See, for example:



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From: Rafael Rios [mailto:biorafaelrm at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, 29 September, 2017 21:59
To: r-sig-meta-analysis at r-project.org; Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP); Nelson Silva Pinto
Subject: Intraclass correlation

Dear metanalysts,

I'm conducting a meta-analysis involving almost 300 species. However, I had problems in insert a phylogenetic correlation matrix in the function rma.mv. Dr. Wolfgang is helping me, but I was wondering if I can calculate intraclass correlation (ICC) to evaluate the necessity to conduct a phylogenetic metanalysis. The ICC is calculated using the species variance divided by the same value plus the residual variance. When I conduct mixed models using function rma.mv, I can vizualize the variance of the random variables. However, I did not find the residual variance. Do you may clarify how may I calculate ICC using metafor package? And how may I obtain values of residual variance? Any help is welcome.

Best wishes,

Rafael R. Moura.
scientia amabilis

Doutorando da Pós-graduação em Ecologia e Conservação de Recursos Naturais
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil

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