SAS script used to perform meta-analyses

2016-11-02T13:09:20Z (GMT) by Jason D. Hoeksema
This file contains the essential elements of the SAS script used to perform meta-analyses published in Hoeksema & Forde 2008. Multi-factor models were fit to the data using weighted maximum likelihood estimation of parameters in a mixed model framework, using SAS PROC MIXED, in which the species traits and experimental design factors were considered fixed effects, and a random between-studies variance component was estimated. Significance (at alpha = 0.05) of individual factors in these models was determined using randomization procedures with 10,000 iterations (performed with a combination of macros in SAS), in which effect sizes and their weights were randomly permuted among levels of the independent variables.