**Sutton AJ, Abrams KR, Jones DR, Sheldon TA, and Song F (2000)
Methods for Meta-Analysis in Medical Research. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.,
Chichester UK. ISBN 0-471-49066-0.**

- Heterogeneity and Q test p.37-47
- Rank Correlation test p 116-117
- Radial Plot and Linear Regression Test p.117-119
- Funnel Plot p113-116
- Trim and Fill p 123
- Fixed Effect model p58-63
- Random Effect model p80-82
- Rosenthal's File cabinet p120-122

Friedrich JO, Adhikari NKJ, Beyene J (2011) Ratio of means for analyzing continuous
outcomes in meta-analysis performed as well as mean difference methods. Journal of
Clinical Epidemiology 64 :556-564

**Additional methodological papers for Trim and Fill and the Funnel Plot **

Duval S and Tweedie R (2000) A nonparametric Trim and Fill method of accounting
for publication bias in meta-analysis. J. Amer. Stat. Ass. 95:449 p 89-98.

Duval S Tweedie R (2000) Trim and Fill: A simple funnel plot based method of
testing and adjusting for publication bias in meta-analysis. Biometrics 56:455-463.

**Additional publications for heterogeneity **

Cochran WG (1937) Problems arising in the analysis of a series of similar
experiments J. Roy. Stat. Soc. 4(supp)102-118.

DerSimonian R Laird N (1986) Meta-analysis in clinical trials. Controlled
Clin. Trials 7:177-188.

Altman DG (2003) Interaction revisited: the difference between two estimates.
BMJ. 2003 January 25; 326(7382): 219.

Higgins JPT, Thompson SG, Deeks JJ, Altman DG (2003)Measuring inconsistency
in meta-analysis. BMJ 327:557-560 6th Sept 2003

A complete lecture on Meta-analysis from Kevin Choi This is from the Cochrane Center of the Chinese University, the best
summary of meta-analysis I have come across. Concise and precise, but a bit too advanced for the beginner.