Combining Information Across Subjects

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Keller 3-180
William Eddy (Carnegie-Mellon University)
It has become common practice to average t statistics when pooling subjects in a series of fMRI experiments. This talk will decry this practice. I will also provide a brief review of other more preferable methods. I will specifically advocate standard meta-analytic methods when they are possible and Fisher's method when better methods are not available. A single common example will be used to illustrate each of the methods discussed.