MetaAnalysis Binary: Criteria
The Criteria dialog provides settings for specifying criteria for metaanalysis with binary outcomes on raw data that are provided in the active dataset for the estimation of the effect size.
 Confidence Interval
 The optional setting specifies the confidence level. The value must be a numeric value between 0 and 100. The default setting is 95.
 Missing Data Scope
 The optional settings control how the procedure handles missing data.
 User Missing Values
 The optional settings control how user missing values are treated.
 Iterations

 Maximum iterations
 The optional setting specifies the maximum number of iterations in the iterative methods. The setting is available when iterative methods are used. The value must be a single positive integer. The default value is 100. A value of 0 means that no iterations are performed.
 Maximum stephalvings
 The optional setting specifies the maximum stephalving in the iterative methods. The setting is available when iterative methods are used. The value must be a single positive integer. The default value is 5. A value of 0 means that stephalving is not applied.
 Convergence
 The optional setting specifies the convergence tolerance. The value must be
a single positive value. The setting is available when iterative methods are used. The default value
is
1E6
.
 Adjust Zero Counts
 The optional settings control how to adjust zerocount data, if applicable,
in the effect size estimation.
 Adjust each value of only those studies containing at least one zero
 The default setting adjusts only zerocount data.
 Adjust each value of all studies only if there exists at least one study containing a zero value
 Adjusts all frequencies when at least one zero count exists in a study.
 Adjust each value of all studies
 Adjusts all data regardless of the existence of zerocounts.
 Make no adjustments and keep zero(s)
 Makes no data adjustment.
 Added Value
 The optional setting specifies the value added to the zerocount data. The default value is 0.5. The specified value must be a single numeric value greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1.
Defining MetaAnalysis Binary criteria
 From the menus choose:
 In the MetaAnalysis Binary dialog, click Criteria.
 Select and define the appropriate criteria settings.
 Click Continue.