Bayesian inference and its application to meta-analysis of epidemiologic data
In Part One, the foundations of Bayesian inference are reviewed, and the technicalities of the Bayesian method are illustrated. Part Two applies the Bayesian meta-analysis program, the Confidence Profile Method (CPM), to clinical trial data and evaluates the merits of using Bayesian meta-analysis for overviews of clinical trials. The Bayesian method of meta-analysis produced similar results to the classical results because of the large sample size, along with the input of a non-preferential prior probability distribution. These results were anticipated through explanations in Part One of the mechanics of the Bayesian approach.
Trudeau, Pamela Anne, "Bayesian inference and its application to meta-analysis of epidemiologic data" (1991). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9130698.