Running a moderation analysis in a meta-analysis using k<10 (7)


For my master thesis, I am looking at the moderating effect of culture (Hofstede's dimensions) on the relationship between career exploration and it's antecedents using a meta-analysis (Never conducted one before, still familiarizing myself with it). The problem is that one of the relationships I strongly argue for is only represented in 7 studies, when 10 is usually recommended (Borenstein et al 2009.). Does anyone happen to have any sources that argue for the inclusion of less than 10 studies?


Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
I would imagine the issue is in regards to identifying random effects with so few individual studies (groups). With REs you are picking up the between study variability, and with a nominal number of groups, I am just guessing, the REs will be imprecise and variable.