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Finding p-value for a Stouffer Z value?

  1. Mar 30, 2010 #1
    Hi, just wondering how to find the significance (i.e. the p-value) of a Stouffer Z.

    Thanks :)
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 31, 2010 #2
    The p value for the Stouffer Z is simply that value that corresponds to the Stouffer Z sum. The real issue is that this p value is not necessarily a reliable guide to the confidence that might be placed in a result. Meta-analysis more art and intuition then it is science unless a series of studies were designed in advance for cumulative evaluation (or at least conducted under the same protocol).
  4. Apr 14, 2010 #3
    Yes, I understand these points about the meta-analysis technique.

    Does anyone know the calculation for Stouffer Z --> P-value?
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