Title

Comparison of Weights for Meta-Analysis of r and d Under Realistic Conditions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

computer simulation procedures (e.g., Monte Carlo, bootstrapping), meta-analysis, sampling

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1094428110368725

Abstract

We compared unit, sample size, and inverse variance weighting procedures for estimating the overall mean and random-effects variance component (REVC) in random-effects meta-analysis under realistic conditions for both r and d. Root mean square error and average absolute error of estimation were used to compare weighting schemes via Monte-Carlo simulation. For r, unit weights worked surprisingly well, and sample size weights worked best overall. For d, unit weights worked poorly, and inverse variance weights worked best overall. Discussion focuses on the meta-analyst’s choice of weights, possible explanations for the differences across types of effect size, and implications for meta-analytic inferences in organizational research.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Organizational Research Methods, v. 14, issue 4, p. 587-607

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