Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, 3-day course
When? 11 - 13th June 2019
Where? University of Wollongong - Wollongong Campus, Wollongong NSW
Who should attend? HDR students, researchers and clinicians with an interest in understanding and performing meta-analysis. Our approach is mainly practical and participants with introductory level epidemiological and statistical knowledge should be able to fully understand the materials.
The course consists of a mixture of lectures, to cover essential theoretical background, and hands-on tutorials and computer exercises, to provide practical experience with analyses of real meta-analytic datasets. Topics covered include:
- Day 1: Systematic reviews – defining the research question, registration in PROSPERO, searching the literature, selecting the studies, assessing their methodological quality and reporting the findings.
- Day 2: Meta-analysis 1 – data extraction and pooling with fixed-effect and random effects models (dichotomous or continuous outcome data in RCTs).
- Day 3: Meta-analysis 2 - how to deal with heterogeneity (subgroup analysis and meta-regression)? How to deal with missing data? How to account for multiple interventions and multiple outcomes?
- $450 UOW HDR students
- $600 UOW staff
- $750 LHD researchers
- $900 external participants
GST and catering included
- Dr Elizabeth Neale (Nutrition & Dietetics)1,2
- Professor Marijka Batterham (Applied Statistics)2,3
- Professor Isabel Ferreira (Clinical Epidemiology)1,2 – course coordinator
1 School of Medicine | Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH);
2 Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI); and
3 National Institute of Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) | Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS)
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Maximum # of participants: 25
Note: registrations will close on June 3rd (COB)