Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 09:31:52 +0200
ReplyTo: Marta GarcíaGranero
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From: Marta GarcíaGranero
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Organization: Asesoría Bioestadística
Subject: Re: Hedges Unbiased Effect Size Estimator
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Hi Jonathon,
To my knowledge, this formula is for 2 independent samples. Right now
I don't have Egger's book on metaanalysis at hand, but I'll check if
that particular topic is covered.
I seem to remember that I read (somewhere...) that the formula could
be used for Cohen's d obtained from paired data considering n1=n2=n,
but I'm not really really sure, because somewhere else I read that the
Hedges estimator is only for independent samples.
See:
http://web.uccs.edu/lbecker/Psy590/es.htm
I haven't had time to read the following paper slowly, but I think you
can find something interesting in it:
http://www.ucm.es/info/Psi/docs/journal/v2_n1_1999/art32.pdf
(Although it's a Spanish journal, only the summary is in Spanish, the
rest of the paper is in English).
LJ> My question relates to the calculation of the confidence intervals for
LJ> Hedges Unbiased Effect Size Estimator. Can someone clarify if this
LJ> formula pasted below is appropriate for a single group pretest
LJ> posttest design (that is, repeated measures). I ask because Hedges and
LJ> Olkin (1985, somewhere between 8090) use the example of an experimental
LJ> and control group (that is, independent groups, not repeated measures).
LJ> In addition is anyone is able to offer any references which deal with
LJ> the issue, then that would also be appreciated.
LJ> I have pasted a portion of syntax provided by Marta GarciaGranero
LJ> below:
LJ> COMPUTE poolvar=((n11)&*(sd1&**2)+(n21)&*(sd2&**2))/(n2) .
LJ> COMPUTE cohen=(mean1mean2)/SQRT(poolvar).
LJ> COMPUTE hedges=cohen&*(1(3/(4&*(n)9))).
LJ> COMPUTE se_hedge=SQRT((n/(n1&*n2))+((hedges&**2)/(2&*(n3.94)))).
Regards,
Marta GarcíaGranero mailto:biostatistics@terra.es
