metaSEM: An R Package for Meta-Analysis using Structural Equation Modeling

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Authors Mike W.-L. Cheung
Journal/Conference Name Front. Psychol.
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Paper Abstract The metaSEM package provides functions to conduct univariate, multivariate, and three-level meta-analyses using a structural equation modeling (SEM) approach via the OpenMx package in the R statistical platform. It also implements the two-stage SEM approach to conducting fixed- and random-effects meta-analytic SEM on correlation or covariance matrices. This paper briefly outlines the theories and their implementations. It provides a summary on how meta-analyses can be formulated as structural equation models. The paper closes with a conclusion on several relevant topics to this SEM-based meta-analysis. Several examples are used to illustrate the procedures in the supplementary material.
Date of publication 2014
Code Programming Language R
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