Functionalities for facilitating systematic reviews, data extractions, and meta-analyses. It includes a GUI (graphical user interface) to help screen the abstracts and titles of bibliographic data; tools to assign screening effort across multiple collaborators/reviewers and to assess inter- reviewer reliability; tools to help automate the download and retrieval of journal PDF articles from online databases; figure and image extractions from PDFs; web scraping of citations; automated and manual data extraction from scatter-plot and bar-plot images; PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) flow diagrams; simple imputation tools to fill gaps in incomplete or missing study parameters; generation of random effects sizes for Hedges' d, log response ratio, odds ratio, and correlation coefficients for Monte Carlo experiments; covariance equations for modelling dependencies among multiple effect sizes (e.g., effect sizes with a common control); and finally summaries that replicate analyses and outputs from widely used but no longer updated meta-analysis software. Funding for this package was supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grants DBI-1262545 and DEB-1451031.
|Author||Marc J. Lajeunesse [aut, cre]|
|Date of publication||2017-01-03 16:25:57|
|Maintainer||Marc J. Lajeunesse <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|License||GPL (>= 2)|
abstract_screener: A GUI screener to quickly code candidate studies for...
browse_DOI: Opens a web page associated with a DOI (digital object...
chachi: A small tribute to Chachi.
covariance_commonControl: Generates a sampling variance-covariance matrix for modeling...
effort_distribute: Assigns title/abstract screening efforts to a team.
effort_initialize: Formats a reference dataset for title/abstract screening...
effort_merge: Merges multiple files that had title/abstract screening...
effort_redistribute: Redistributes title/abstract screening efforts among a review...
effort_summary: Provides a text summary of screening efforts among the...
example_references_metagear: A collection of bibliographic references
figure_add: Manually add/detect points to a scatter plot figure.
figure_barPlot: Detect and display all bar plot objects.
figure_detectAllPoints: Automated detection of plotted points from a scatter-plot...
figure_detectAxis: Detect an axis from a figure image.
figure_display: Displays an image plot.
figure_displayDetectedPoints: Displays detected points on figure.
figure_displayDetections: Displays the detected figure objects.
figure_extractDetectedPoints: Extracts data points from a detected image.
figure_read: Reads/loads a figure image from file.
figure_removeOutlyingPoints: Remove outlier points from a figure.
figure_scatterPlot: Detect and display all scatter plot objects.
figure_transformByColors: Transforms RBG figure into list of binary images.
figure_transformToBinary: Transforms figure to binary image.
figure_write: Saves/writes a figure image.
impute_missingness: Provides a summary of missingness in a dataset.
impute_SD: Imputes missing standard deviations in a dataset.
isPDF: Evaluates whether a file is a PDF document.
Kam_et_al_2003_Fig2: An example image of a scatterplot figure
Kortum_and_Acymyan_2013_Fig4: An example image of a bar plot figure
MA_effectsTable: Generate an ANOVA-like effects table for a meta-analysis.
metagear-package: Research synthesis tools to facilitate systematic reviews,...
PDF_download: Attempts to download a PDF using a DOI link.
PDF_extractImages: Attempts to extract all images from a PDF
PDFs_collect: Attempts to download PDFs from multiple DOI links.
plot_PRISMA: Plots and creates a PRISMA flow diagram.
random_d: Random generation of Hedges' d effect sizes.
random_missingness: Random generation of missingness in a data frame.
random_N: Random generation of sample sizes (N) for study outcomes.
random_OR: Random generation of odds ratio (OR) effect sizes.
random_pairedN: Random generation of paired sample sizes (N) for study...
random_r: Random generation of correlation coefficients.
random_RR: Random generation of log response ratio (RR) effect sizes.
replicate_MetaWin2.0: Replicate meta-analysis results and summaries from MetaWin...
scrape_bibliography: Attempts to scrape/extract bibliographic data from Web of...