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Meta-analysis Statistical approach to compare and combine the results from multiple studies, to identify patterns, verify results, and identify relevant relationships arising from multiple studies.
See also: www.eupati.eu/glossary/meta-analysis


Methodology System of methods followed consistently. Scientists, for example, use various methodologies as they perform experiments.


Multiplicity occurs in a single clinical trial when it has several objectives, such as: assessing several different doses of a treatment, using several different endpoints to measure different aspects of a disease, or looking at several different subgroups of patients. Multiplicity can affect statistical analyses and therefore undermine trial conclusions if it is not addressed.

See also: www.eupati.eu/glossary/multiplicity/