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Topics in Meta-analysis [ESP15]
Monday to Friday (5 mornings)
From 8:45 till 11:45
Prof. Matthias Egger, Prof. Marcel Zwahlen
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL
Introductory level background in epidemiology and biostatistics.
Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail.
Systematic reviews in Health Care: Meta-analysis in context.
M.Egger, G. Davey Smith, D.G. Altman (Eds).
BMJ Publishing Group 2001. ISBN 978-0-7279-1488-0
A laptop and a calculator with LOG function are required.
Detailed information about this course:
Faculty: Prof. Matthias Egger, MD MSc FFPH and Prof. Marcel Zwahlen, PhD
Introductory lecture: Why do we need systematic reviews and meta-analyses?
Lecture / pen and paper practical: Measures of association
Lecture: Basic statistical methods
Basic meta-analysis in Stata
Lecture / demonstration: Identifying relevant studies
Practical: Identifying relevant studies in PubMed
Lecture Assessing quality and risk of bias
Lecture The scope of meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of observational studies
Case study / group work: How good is this meta-analysis?
Case study / group presentations How good is this meta-analysis?
Lecture Explaining heterogeneity and detecting bias
Lecture / case study Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis
Lecture Meta-analysis of dose-response relationships in epidemiology
Computer practical Advanced meta-analysis in Stata I & II