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Topics in Meta-analysis [ESP15]
Monday to Friday (5 mornings)
Prof. Matthias Egger, Prof. Georgia Salanti
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. Georgia Salanti
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