a research study that combines and analyzes statistics gathered from multiple independent studies
The process or technique of synthesizing research results by using various statistical methods to retrieve, select, and combine results from previous separate but related studies.
- Alternative spelling of meta-analysis.
- (statistics) Any systematic procedure for statistically combining the results of many different studies.
- (statistics) An analysis resulting from combining the results of diverse statistical studies.
- An analysis performed at a higher level of abstraction than that of basic analysis.
meta- +"Ž analysis