Systematic Reviews with Meta-Analysis Workshop

Synthesis is a driving force in science. Among data syntheses, systematic reviews in combination with meta-analysis produce a very high quality of evidence.

Systematic reviews provide an overview of the literature landscape for a topic, and meta-analysis examines the type and strength of evidence integrated across different studies.

By the end of this two-day hands-on workshop, you will be able to design and conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis as high-impact research tools.

You will learn how to:

  • Define inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Search and extract data from literature database using specific tools
  • Assess study quality, types of data and effect sizes
  • Create forest plots
  • Do statistical test like kappa test and fixed effect vs random effect model
  • Conduct Bayesian Meta-Analysis
  • Assess publication bias via funnel plots
  • Avoid common pitfalls: pros and cons of meta-analysis

Software used: R, OpenMEE, CADIMA.

(note: basic R knowledge is recommended, but not a prerequisite)

This workshop is organized by Dr. Tamar Guy-Haim, IOLR at the National Institute of Oceanography, Shikmona, Haifa, and online.

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