Detecting and Accommodating Outliers in Meta-Analysis for Evaluating Effect of Albendazole on Ascaris lumbricoides Infection.
Hamid Alavi Majd
Khadijeh Najafi Ghobadi
Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban
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Meta-analysis is a statistical technique in which the results of two or more independent studies, with similar objectives, are mathematically combined in order to improve the reliability of the results. The outliers, which may exist even in random models, can affect the validity and strength of meta-analysis results.