metatest-package: metatest fits and tests a metaregression model

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metatest fits and tests a metaregression model. In addition to the traditional z test on the estimated coefficients, metatest also yields more reliable statistics: the t-test, log likelihood ratio test, Bartlett corrected log likelihood ratio test, and the permutation test. The Bartlett corrected log likelihood ratio test and the permutation test are to be recommended since their type 1 errors are adequate.

See metatest for details and an example.


Package: metatest
Type: Package
Version: 1.0-2
Date: 2011-10-04
License: GPL
LazyLoad: yes


The code that does the hard work was written by Hilde Huizenga. Ingmar Visser added the interface functions and handled turning code into a package. Maintainer: Ingmar Visser <>


Hilde M. Huizenga, Ingmar Visser & Conor V. Dolan (2011). Hypothesis testing in random effects meta-regression, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 64, 1-19.

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