American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process or technique of synthesizing research results by using various statistical methods to retrieve, select, and combine results from previous separate but related studies.
- n. statistics Any systematic procedure for statistically combining the results of many different studies.
- n. statistics An analysis resulting from combining the results of diverse statistical studies.
- n. An analysis performed at a higher level of abstraction than that of basic analysis.
- meta- + analysis (Wiktionary)
“This type of study is called a meta-analysis, the object of which is to pool data from a variety of sources to try to identify significant trends.”
“To find out whether video games could play a role in stroke rehabilitation, Saposnik's team performed what is called a meta-analysis.”
“This process is called a meta-analysis, in which researchers look for trends in the data that may support a particular conclusion, even when these data were not the main point of the study.”
“Instead, researchers use a system, known as meta-analysis, that's a powerful tool in medical research.”
“For the study, Franco's team did a meta-analysis, which is a type of study where researchers comb the medical literature to find trends in relevant published studies.”
“In their review, known as a meta-analysis, the researchers looked for common threads that could establish how these factors might rank in risk.”
“This method, termed meta-analysis, would deeply influence academic epidemiology in the future.”
“This provides the motivation for examining analyses of collections of experiments, known as meta-analysis.”
“Much of the previous evidence suggesting that Tamiflu was effective against flu complications came from combining the results of 10 clinical trials into a so-called meta-analysis, which was published in 2003.”
“Neasfey and Collins used a statistical method called meta-analysis to combine the results of all the research they could find on the topic, comprising 143 prior studies.”
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