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Perfect Top of the Evidence Hierarchy Pyramid, Maybe Not So Perfect: lessons learned by a novice researcher engaging in a meta-analysis project

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  • Contributors No financial support was needed, and I have no conflicts of interest. Figures were created by myself (Figure 1) or modified from sources under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license and attribution given as specified (Figure 2) and then both adapted using other texts as cited.

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