[R-meta] convergence in Mada
ruecker @end|ng |rom |mb|@un|-|re|burg@de
Wed Jun 19 15:19:49 CEST 2019
Could you please give a link or full bibliographic details for the paper
you cited (Vogelsang et al., 2018)? I couldn't find it.
Am 19.06.2019 um 14:59 schrieb Philipp Doebler:
> Hi James,
> I have rarely had convergence problems. There are three potential problems:
> (1) Low number of studies (5 model parameters...) but mada throws a warning
> if I remember correctly.
> (2) Little variance in the false positive rates and/or sensitivities.
> Especially relevant if all studies have the same sensitivity of, say, 95%.
> This can sometimes lead to a degenerate covariance matrix of the bivarate
> random effect.
> (3) A perfect between study correlation of logit(sens) and logit(fpr). If
> there is any suspicion, calculate the correlation matrix with cov2cor.
> Also have a look at all standard errors and confidence intervals. The
> recent simulation study of Vogelsang et al. (2018) discusses convergence
> issues of mada (and other packages).
> Kind wishes,
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:32 PM James Meyer <
> outlook_655291802F3BAFF3 using outlook.com> wrote:
>> How can you tell if convergence has been accomplished using the reitsma()
>> function in mada ? Which package do you recommend using for DTA
>> meta-analysis if you have a small number of studies?
>> James C Meyer
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