25. What if you're missing a mean and only a similar statistical statistic is given?
Data extraction tips for meta-analysis - tip 25
Here's a tip...
You can derive estimates of means from other reported summary statistics.
Dr Kathy Taylor teaches data extraction in Meta-analysis. This is a short course that is also available as part of our MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics, and MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews.
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