Meta-Analysis of random data. After drawing fifteen samples of random sizes (between 8 and 100) from the Log-Normal [4, 0.3] distribution, we used our estimation formulas to estimate the mean and the variance from the median and the range. Then we performed meta-analysis using STATA, treating the real samples as one subgroup and their estimates as another subgroup to determine the results and heterogeneity.
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