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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

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

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
 Preparing data for meta-analysis and running a simple analysis
 Understand the difference between absolute and relative effect measures,
 Explain the difference between odds ratio and risk ratio (binary measures), and mean difference and standardised mean difference (continuous measures)
 Interpret forest plot and funnel plot
 Explain the difference between clinical and statistical heterogeneity, and publication bias and “small study effect” concepts.
 How to interpret results of meta-analysis

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

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: Thursday 27 February 2020

Venue: People's Palace, LG-01, People's Palace, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 17:00


Tutors

  • Dr E Rogozinska
  • Dr V Bird