Adjusted likelihoods for synthesizing empirical evidence from studies that differ in quality and design: Effects of environmental tobacco smoke


Journal Article

Methods are introduced and illustrated for synthesizing evidence from case-control and cohort studies, and controlled trials, accounting for differences among the studies in their design, length of follow-up and quality. The methods, based on hierarchical but nonexchangeable Bayesian models, are illustrated in a synthesis of disparate information about the health effects of passive exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. © Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2004.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wolpert, RL; Mengersen, KL

Published Date

  • August 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 450 - 471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-4237

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1214/088342304000000350

Citation Source

  • Scopus