from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any systematic procedure for statistically combining the results of many different studies.
  • n. 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)



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