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met·a·anal·y·sis

(met'ă-ă-nal'i-sis),
The process of using statistical methods to combine the results of different studies; systematic, organized, and structured evaluation of a problem using information, commonly in the form of statistical tables, from several different studies of a problem.

met·a·anal·y·sis

(met'ă-ă-nal'i-sis)
The systematic process of using statistical methods to combine the results of different studies; systematic, organized, and structured evaluation of a problem using information, commonly in the form of statistical tables, from a number of different studies of a problem.
See also: analysis

metaanalysis (meˈ·t-·naˑ·l·ss),

n a statistical method for analyzing a large body of separate studies; aims to integrate the conclusions of those studies.

met·a·anal·y·sis

(met'ă-ă-nal'i-sis)
The systematic process of using statistical methods to combine the results of different studies.

metaanalysis,

n a quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions that may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness and plan new studies, with application mainly in the areas of research and medicine and dentistry.
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