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Forty years of meta-analysis: We need evidence-based answers more than ever

Forty years ago, the introduction of modern meta-analysis brought the scientific method to reviews and syntheses of research results from multiple studies. The consequences of its widespread adoption have fundamentally changed the way scientists view scientific information, and ushered in an era of evidence-based decisions and the resolution of fundamental questions in medicine, ecology, psychology and many other fields.
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Mar 07, 2018