metagear (0.3)

Comprehensive Research Synthesis Tools for Systematic Reviews and Meta- Analysis.

http://lajeunesse.myweb.usf.edu
http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/metagear

Functionalities for facilitating systematic reviews, data extractions, and meta-analyses. It includes a GUI (graphical user interface) to help screen the abstracts and titles of bibliographic data; tools to assign screening effort across multiple collaborators/reviewers and to assess inter- reviewer reliability; tools to help automate the download and retrieval of journal PDF articles from online databases; figure and image extractions from PDFs; web scraping of citations; automated and manual data extraction from scatter-plot and bar-plot images; PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) flow diagrams; simple imputation tools to fill gaps in incomplete or missing study parameters; generation of random effects sizes for Hedges' d, log response ratio, odds ratio, and correlation coefficients for Monte Carlo experiments; covariance equations for modelling dependencies among multiple effect sizes (e.g., effect sizes with a common control); and finally summaries that replicate analyses and outputs from widely used but no longer updated meta-analysis software. Funding for this package was supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grants DBI-1262545 and DEB-1451031.

Maintainer: Marc J. Lajeunesse
Author(s): Marc J. Lajeunesse [aut, cre]

License: GPL (>= 2)

Uses: gWidgets, gWidgetsRGtk2, hexView, MASS, Matrix, metafor, RCurl, stringr, R.rsp, testthat

Released 3 months ago.