30.04.2023 Neue Publikation in "Behaviour Research Methods"

A tutorial on Bayesian model-averaged meta-analysis in JASP

Sophie W. Berkhout, Julia M. Haaf, Quentin F. Gronau, Daniel W. Heck & Eric-Jan Wagenmakers


Researchers conduct meta-analyses in order to synthesize information across different studies. Compared to standard meta-analytic methods, Bayesian model-averaged meta-analysis offers several practical advantages including the ability to quantify evidence in favor of the absence of an effect, the ability to monitor evidence as individual studies accumulate indefinitely, and the ability to draw inferences based on multiple models simultaneously. This tutorial introduces the concepts and logic underlying Bayesian model-averaged meta-analysis and illustrates its application using the open-source software JASP. As a running example, we perform a Bayesian meta-analysis on language development in children. We show how to conduct a Bayesian model-averaged meta-analysis and how to interpret the results.

Berkhout, S. W., Haaf, J. M., Gronau, Q. F., Heck, D. W., & Wagenmakers, E. (2023). A tutorial on Bayesian model-averaged meta-analysis in JASP. Behavior Research Methods. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-023-02093-6