[R-meta] Calculate individual SDs from ES's SDs

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Mon Feb 26 15:24:31 CET 2018

As far as I can tell, you can't. But what is that 0.07 SD supposed to be a standard deviation of anyway? And n=3 for each group or was there only a single group that was measured under both conditions? (which is a different case than the usual ratio of means effect size, which assumes independence between groups).

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>Subject: [R-meta] Calculate individual SDs from ES's SDs
>Dear all,
>I have a series of effects sizes, expressed as e.g.:
>1.38 ± 0.07 (MEANexp/MEANcontrol, SD, n=3)
>I have to express these experiments as MEANexp, SDexp, MEANcontrol,
>SDcontrol in order to put all data in a correct formar that can be read
>by escalc in metafor.
>I guess I can assume MEANexp = 1.38 and MEANcontrol = 1, but how can I
>compute SDs so that escalc computes the effect size’s variance properly?

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