CoTiMA: Continuous Time Meta-Analysis ('CoTiMA')

The 'CoTiMA' package performs meta-analyses of correlation matrices of repeatedly measured variables taken from studies that used different time intervals. Different time intervals between measurement occasions impose problems for meta-analyses because the effects (e.g. cross-lagged effects) cannot be simply aggregated, for example, by means of common fixed or random effects analysis. However, continuous time math, which is applied in 'CoTiMA', can be used to extrapolate or intrapolate the results from all studies to any desired time lag. By this, effects obtained in studies that used different time intervals can be meta-analyzed. 'CoTiMA' fits models to empirical data using the structural equation model (SEM) package 'ctsem', the effects specified in a SEM are related to parameters that are not directly included in the model (i.e., continuous time parameters; together, they represent the continuous time structural equation model, CTSEM). Statistical model comparisons and significance tests are then performed on the continuous time parameter estimates. 'CoTiMA' also allows analysis of publication bias (Egger's test, PET-PEESE estimates, zcurve analysis etc.) and analysis of statistical power (post hoc power, required sample sizes). See Dormann, C., Guthier, C., & Cortina, J. M. (2019) <doi:10.1177/1094428119847277>. and Guthier, C., Dormann, C., & Voelkle, M. C. (2020) <doi:10.1037/bul0000304>.

Version: 0.8.0
Depends: OpenMx (≥ 2.18.1), ctsem (≥ 3.8.1), lavaan (≥ 0.6), foreach (≥ 1.5.1), R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: MBESS (≥ 4.6.0), crayon (≥ 1.3.4), psych (≥ 1.9.12), doParallel (≥ 1.0.15), rootSolve (≥ 1.8.2), abind (≥ 1.4-5), RPushbullet (≥ 0.3.3), openxlsx (≥ 4.2.2), zcurve (≥ 1.0.7), scholar (≥ 0.2.0), stringi (≥ 1.0.7), MASS, methods
Suggests: R.rsp
Published: 2024-04-25
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.CoTiMA
Author: Christian Dormann [aut, cph], Markus Homberg [aut, com, cre], Olga Diener [ctb], Christina Guthier [ctb], Manuel Voelkle [ctb]
Maintainer: Markus Homberg <cotima at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: CoTiMA results


Reference manual: CoTiMA.pdf
Vignettes: R packages: CoTiMA User Guide


Package source: CoTiMA_0.8.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): CoTiMA_0.8.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): CoTiMA_0.6.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): not available, r-oldrel (x86_64): CoTiMA_0.8.0.tgz
Old sources: CoTiMA archive


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