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Research Article

Understanding of Statistical Terms Routinely Used in Meta-Analyses: An International Survey among Researchers

  • Michael N. Mavros,

    Affiliation: Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), Athens, Greece

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  • Vangelis G. Alexiou,

    Affiliations: Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), Athens, Greece, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Konstantinos Z. Vardakas,

    Affiliations: Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), Athens, Greece, Department of Medicine, Mitera Hospital, Hygeia Group, Athens, Greece

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  • Matthew E. Falagas mail

    m.falagas@aibs.gr

    Affiliations: Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), Athens, Greece, Department of Medicine, Mitera Hospital, Hygeia Group, Athens, Greece, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047229

About the Authors

Michael N. Mavros, Vangelis G. Alexiou, Konstantinos Z. Vardakas, Matthew E. Falagas
Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), Athens, Greece
Vangelis G. Alexiou
Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Konstantinos Z. Vardakas, Matthew E. Falagas
Department of Medicine, Mitera Hospital, Hygeia Group, Athens, Greece
Matthew E. Falagas
Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: m.falagas@aibs.gr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM MEF. Performed the experiments: MM VGA MEF. Analyzed the data: MM VGA KZV MEF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM VGA KZV MEF. Wrote the paper: MM VGA KZV MEF.