Megha Joshi

Senior Quantitative Researcher

American Institutes for Research


  • Causal inference
  • Meta-analysis
  • Bootstrapping
  • Missing data
  • Machine learning


  • PhD in Quantitative Methods, 2021

    The University of Texas at Austin

  • BA in Art History and Psychology, 2014

    Bryn Mawr College

Recent Posts

Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis: Example with R

Aggregated Data Meta-Analysis and IPDMA Traditional meta-analyses use aggregated or summary level information from studies or reports …

What Should I Use to Quantify Heterogeneity in Meta-Analysis?

Meta-analysis Scientific researchers tend to produce literature on the same topic either to replicate or extend prior studies or due to …

What is a Confidence Interval?

library(tidyverse) library(knitr) Distributions There are three kinds of distributions: Population Distribution There are around 15 …

ERCOT Price Gouging

Welcome to the Deregulated State of Texas! During the crisis brought on by government failure and capitalism last week in Texas that …

Unemployment Claims COVID-19

In this post I am visualizing and analyzing the unprecedented increase in the number of unemployment claims filed in the US after the …



Here is the website for the package. Typical methods to conduct meta-analysis—pooling effect sizes or analyzing moderating …


Here is the website for the package. Monte Carlo simulations are computer experiments designed to study the performance of statistical …

Recent Publications

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Direct ties to a faculty mentor related to positive outcomes for undergraduate researchers

Mentored research is critical for integrating undergraduates into the scientific community. Undergraduate researchers experience a …