[R-meta] : Metafor package, Omnibus test

Michael Dewey li@t@ @ending from dewey@myzen@co@uk
Mon Jul 23 16:45:40 CEST 2018

Annika Vater <annika.vater using googlemail.com> wrote :

Dear Annika

You could always experiment with anova.rma() which specifies what sort of test it is doing. Given the documentation for anova.rma I suspect the answer to your question is Wald-type but you can reassure yourself with an experiment.


> Dear all,
> I have a question regarding the metafor package.
> For the Test of Moderators there is reported a value for QM and a p-value.
> In the Documentation it's written that the test used is an Omnibus Test of
> Parameters - but it's not clear if it's a Wald-Test or a
> Likelihood-Ratio-Test.
> Could you tell me which test is used?
> I assume it's a Wald-Test, but am not sure at all.
> Thank you for supporting in advance!
> All the best,
> Annika
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