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Unique identifier OMICS_23883
Name metaSEM
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Mike Cheung

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A comparative study of the impacts of unbalanced sample sizes on the four synthesized methods of meta analytic structural equation modeling

BMC Res Notes
PMCID: 5585956
PMID: 28877742
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-017-2768-5
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[…] ess than 5% for the parameter estimates and 10% for the standard errors were treated as acceptable bias []. The R software version 3.2.1 was used to perform these simulation analyses using lavaan and metaSEM packages [, ]. The metaSEM runs under the OpenMx package []. […]


Job strain as a risk factor for clinical depression: systematic review and meta analysis with additional individual participant data

PMCID: 5471831
PMID: 28122650
DOI: 10.1017/S003329171600355X
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[…] ogeneity with the I2 statistic and Cochran's Q test (tau-squared). We used SAS (version 9.3; USA) to analyse the study-specific datasets and R packages meta (Schwarzer, ), metafor (Viechtbauer, ) and metaSEM (Cheung, ) to perform meta-analyses, meta-regression and meta-analytic structural equation modelling, respectively. All statistical tests used a significance level of p < 0.05. […]


Relationship of health locus of control with specific health behaviours and global health appraisal: a meta analysis and effects of moderators

PMCID: 5214986
PMID: 27556686
DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2016.1219672
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[…] ent, but many of the articles selected for this study reported more than one relevant effect size. Three-level meta-analysis was thus applied to address this potential problem of dependence using the metaSEM package (Cheung, ) and metafor package (Viechtbauer, ).In the main-effects analyses, the parameter estimates and their standard errors (and 95% confidence intervals) were estimated using the m […]


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metaSEM institution(s)
Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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