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Wim Van den Noortgate Patrick Onghena


Hedges’ Q-test is frequently used in meta-analyses to evaluate the homogeneity of effect sizes, but for several kinds of effect size measures it does not always appropriately control the Type 1 error probability. Therefore we propose a parametric bootstrap version, which shows Type 1 error control under a broad set of circumstances. This is confirmed in a small simulation study.

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