Admissibility in Partial Conjunction Testing


Meta-analysis combines results from multiple studies aiming to increase power in finding their common effect. It would typically reject the null hypothesis of no effect if any one of the studies shows strong significance. The partial conjunction null hypothesis is rejected only when at least r of n component hypotheses are nonnull with r = 1 corresponding to a usual meta-analysis. Compared with meta-analysis, it can encourage replicable findings across studies.

Journal of the American Statistical Association
Jingshu Wang
Jingshu Wang
Assistant Professor in Statistics