Models for potentially biased evidence in meta-analysis using empirically based priors
NJ Welton, AE Ades, JB Carlin, DG Altman, JAC Sterne
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A: Statistics in Society | WILEY | Published : 2009
Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council
Awarded by Medical Research Council
The authors thank Professor Simon Thompson ( Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge) and others who commented on an earlier version of this paper, which was presented to the workshop 'Explaining the results of a complex probabilistic modelling exercise: conflict, consistency and sensitivity analysis', which was sponsored by the Medical Research Council Population Health Sciences Research Network, in Cambridge, September 7th-8th, 2006. We also thank two referees for their very helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper.