[R-meta] Stepwise meta-regression

Michael Dewey ||@t@ @end|ng |rom dewey@myzen@co@uk
Fri May 31 17:01:23 CEST 2019


It might help if you had stated what your scientific question is which 
demands variable subset selection. You do presumably realise that it 
leads to models which do not replicate on new datasets and the 
confidence intervals it gives do not have their usual meaning?


On 29/05/2019 19:30, Hiam S. Chemaitelly wrote:
> Dear R-sig-meta-analysis admin,
> I hope this email finds you well.
> I am interested in doing stepwise meta-regression for a small dataset, but I could not find a way to do it. I have been advised to contact this mailing list asking for help with this matter.
> My question is: is there a way to do stepwise meta-regression with the outcome being prevalence and independent variables including time as well as categorical variables? If not, what could be an alternative option?
> Looking forward to hearing from you.
> Best regards,
> Hiam
> Hiam Chemaitelly
> Senior Research Specialist, Epidemiologist
> Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group
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