The metatest package fits meta regression models and computes various statistics to test the significance of the coefficients.
Changes in version 1.0-5
o Added registration of S3 methods.
Changes in version 1.0-4
o Replaced calls to as.real (soon to be deprecated) by as.double.
Changes in version 1.0-3
o Fixed a bug in the degrees of freedom for the t-test (was n-1, now is
n-ncol(x), where x is the design matrix). Note that the Huizenga et al
paper also contains this error.
Changes in version 1.0-2
o Updated the reference to our paper which has appeared in the British
Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.
Changes in version 1.0-1
o Fixed a bug in the p-value of the test of the significance of the
likelihood ratio test of the between studies variance which is by
default divided by 2 (as per Berkhof & Snijders, 2001), which led to
odd results (ie p-value of 0.5) when the ratio is zero. This has now
been set to the value of 1.
Berkhof, J., Snijders, T. A. B. (2001). Variance Component Testing in
Multilevel Models. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics,
26(2): 133-152.
Available at: http://jeb.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.3102/10769986026002133
[Accessed January 19, 2011].
First version released on CRAN: 1.0-0