Course Detail

RD028 - Introduction to meta-analysis

Audience: Postgraduate Research students and Research Staff from the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Requirements
- Good understanding of systematic review concept (as outlined in a course RD029)
- Basic understanding of statistics

This course aims to introduce attendees to the basics of meta-analysis, give them hands on experience of data analysis using Review Manager and their interpretation.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Set up Review Manager for analysis and run a simple meta-analysis
- Understand the difference between absolute and relative effect measures,
- Explain the difference between odds ratio and risk ratio, and mean difference and standardised mean difference
- Interpret forest plot and funnel plot
- Explain the difference between clinical and statistical heterogeneity, and publication bias and “small study effect concepts.”

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Set up Review Manager for analysis and run a simple meta-analysis
  • Understand the difference between absolute and relative effect measures
  • Explain the difference between odds ratio and risk ratio, and mean difference and standardised mean difference
  • Interpret forest plot and funnel plot
  • Explain the difference between clinical and statistical heterogeneity, and publication bias and “small study effect concepts.”

Provided by: Researcher Development

Details

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2019

Venue: RBC 1.09, IT Lab, WS, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield

Time: 10:00 - 17:00


Tutors

  • Dr V Bird
  • Dr E Rogozinska