PublicationBias: Sensitivity Analysis for Publication Bias in Meta-Analyses

Performs sensitivity analysis for publication bias in meta-analyses (per Mathur & VanderWeele, 2020 [<>]). These analyses enable statements such as: "For publication bias to shift the observed point estimate to the null, 'significant' results would need to be at least 30-fold more likely to be published than negative or 'nonsignificant' results." Comparable statements can be made regarding shifting to a chosen non-null value or shifting the confidence interval. Provides a worst-case meta-analytic point estimate under maximal publication bias obtained simply by conducting a standard meta-analysis of only the negative and "nonsignificant" studies.

Version: 2.2.0
Imports: metafor, stats, dplyr, robumeta, ggplot2, Rdpack, MetaUtility
Published: 2020-07-22
Author: Maya B. Mathur, Tyler J. VanderWeele
Maintainer: Maya B. Mathur <mmathur at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: PublicationBias results


Reference manual: PublicationBias.pdf
Package source: PublicationBias_2.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): PublicationBias_2.2.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): PublicationBias_2.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel: PublicationBias_2.2.0.tgz
Old sources: PublicationBias archive


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