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Meta-analysis in ecology and evolutionary biology

29 Juin 2011 , Rédigé par JMB Publié dans #Statistique - modélisation - plans expérimentaux

Meta-analysis represents a set of statistical methods for quantitative research synthesis developed in medicine and social sciences in late 1970s and introduced to ecology in early 1990s. It provides a more objective and informative alternative to narrative reviews and "vote-counting" approaches traditionally used for research synthesis in ecology.

The aims of this working group are to facilitate and to promote the thoughtful and critical use of meta-analysis for research synthesis in ecology, and to improve the power and rigour of ecological meta-analysis.

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