[R-meta] clubSandwich for variance components

James Pustejovsky jepu@to @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Aug 31 01:54:45 CEST 2021

Hi Stefanou,

clubSandwich provides standard errors, hypothesis tests, and confidence intervals for regression coefficient estimates (for meta-regressions and an array of other types of linear, generalized linear, and linear mixed effects models). It does *not* adjust variance component estimates (such as between-study heterogeneity estimates) not does it provide robust confidence intervals for variance components. The issues you asked about are challenging and relatively un-studied problems, and so unfortunately I don’t have any suggestions about alternative packages to look at.


> On Aug 30, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Stefanou Revesz <stefanourevesz using gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I have recently learned about the RVE estimation and the usefulness of
> the clubSandwich package in this regard.
> I read the documentation of the package, but I was unable to determine
> which function or functions in the package provide the adjusted
> estimates of variance components and possibly their confidence
> intervals (if I'm not mistaken, these are the ones that are often
> unreliable if left unadjusted)?
> Thank you for your assistance,
> Stefanou
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