[R-meta] : Question: Metafor R package - rma and rma.mv function
li@t@ @ending from dewey@myzen@co@uk
Wed Jul 25 15:06:06 CEST 2018
Simona Frederiksen <simona.frederiksen using hotmail.com> wrote :
Given the calculated variances (vi) the weights seem quite OK to me.
Would the question underlying the convergence issue be better answered by using profile.rma.mv()?
Please set your mailer to post in plain text not HTML as your post got mangled which made running your example rather tricky.
> I have some question sthat I would like to get posted regarding the metafor R
> package and the rma and rma.mv function. It goes like this:
> I am at the moment working in the R package 'metafor' in order to perform a
> meta-analysis which I carry out in collaboration with the Danish Headache
> Center. I just figured that I have to use the rma.mv function since I have
> several effect sizes per study (for two studies).
> I have following questions that I hope you can help me answer:
> 1. When I calculate the weights for each study, the studies that have more
> effect sizes receive a really high weight compared to the other studies with
> just one effect size. So it seems that these studies primarily are used to
> calculate the overall effect size even though N seems to be quite small?
> 1. How can I see convergence when I use the rma.mv function? When using the
> rma function, it turns up when adding verbose = T. And if it does not converge,
> what would be ideal to do?
> Here is an example:
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