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  1. Jeromy Anglim
    May 3, 2011

    I like the point about reproducible research. It would be good if more meta-analyses included the complete database of studies and accompanying effect sizes, sample sizes, and study properties in a form ready for re-analysis. It would be even better if the meta-analytic analyses were embodied in some reproducible statistical document.

  2. Jeromy Anglim
    May 3, 2011

    I like the point about reproducible research. It would be good if more meta-analyses included the complete database of studies and accompanying effect sizes, sample sizes, and study properties in a form ready for re-analysis. It would be even better if the meta-analyses were produced using some form of reproducible statistical document like Sweave.

    Meta-analyses could be seen as an ongoing collective endeavour, where alterations to methodology could be easily examined by future researchers.

  3. Richard N. Landers
    May 12, 2011

    While that would be fantastic, I think the biggest roadblock is that the current academic atmosphere does not support such a thing. Releasing data from a meta-analysis is akin to sharing data – and even if that data has been sliced and diced, there’s always a voice in the back of your head that says “maybe there’s another publication in that data.” Given the current reward system in academic, I don’t see this happening any time soon (even if it would be great move for science).

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