References to Meta-Essentials

Meta-Essentials is used or recommended in the following publications:

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Boot, N., Nevicka, B., & Baas, M. (2017). Subclinical symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with specific creative processes. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 73–81.

Burmester, B., Leathem, J., & Merrick, P. (2016). Subjective Cognitive Complaints and Objective Cognitive Function in Aging: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Recent Cross-Sectional Findings. Neuropsychology Review, 26(4), 376–393.

Cardinale, E. M., & Marsh, A. A. (2017). The Reliability and Validity of the Inventory of Callous Unemotional Traits: A Meta-Analytic Review. Assessment.

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Sridharan, K., & Sivaramakrishnan, G. (2018). Tranexamic Acid in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Mixed Treatment Comparisons and Recursive Cumulative Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials and Cohort Studies. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, 122(1), 111–119.

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Sridharan, K., & Sivaramakrishnan, G. (2017). Drugs for Treating Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Mixed Treatment Comparison Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

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van Dijke, M., van Houwelingen, G., De Cremer, D., & De Schutter, L. (2017). So Gross and Yet so Far Away. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

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You can cite Meta-Essentials as follows:

  • Suurmond, R, van Rhee, H, & Hak, T. (2017). Introduction, comparison, and validation of Meta-Essentials: a free and simple tool for meta-analysis. Research Synthesis Methods. 1-17.