I am currently doing a meta-analysis and still have a bunch of questions.
I am doing a meta-analysis on the pleasantness of a specific type of touch. In each study, participants rated the pleasantness of this type of touch on a scale. I already converted each scale to be equal. I now have 14 studies with a mean and a standard deviation. I have no control group and thus do not want to investigate a mean difference. I just want to look at all those means and get one mean out of this. Is this possible and how do I have to this?
Besides that, I want to compare this mean that comes out of my meta-analysis to some other data, is this possible?
Thank you for helping!