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English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings
5 videos
Lecture 1A : Introduction to Systematic Reviews15m
Lecture 1B: Introduction to Meta-Analysis12m
Lecture 1C: Producers and Users of Systematic Reviews8m
Hannah Rothstein, PhD1m
3 readings
Syllabus10m
Pre Course Survey10m
From the Field Videos10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Framing the Question

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Lecture 2B: Deciding the Type and Scope of Your Question17m
Lecture 2C: Elements of the Question16m
Lecture 2D: Refining the Question10m
Lecture 2E: Some Examples8m
Lecture 2F: Analytic Frameworks10m
Betsy Becker, PhD2m
1 reading
Welcome to the first Peer Assignment!10m
1 practice exercise
Module 210m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Searching Principles and Bias Assessment

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 119 min)
11 videos
Lecture 3A: Finding the Evidence: Searching Principles5m
Lecture 3B: Identifying Key Sources and Techniques for Searching17m
Lecture 3C: Building a High-Quality Search Strategy17m
Lecture 3D: Documenting Your Search and Conclusions8m
Lecture 4A: Why Bias in the Individual Study is Important to a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis7m
Lecture 4B: Selection Bias18m
Lecture 4C: Information Bias8m
Lecture 4D: Bias in the Analysis15m
Lecture 4E: Displaying Study "Quality" in Your Systematic Review16m
Byron Wallace, Phd2m
2 practice exercises
Module 310m
Module 410m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Minimizing Metabias, Qualitative Synthesis, and Interpreting Results

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 88 min)
9 videos
Lecture 5B: Selection Bias22m
Lecture 5C: Information Bias12m
Lecture 5D: Bias in the Analysis15m
Lecture 5E: Reporting Transparently6m
Lecture 6A: Qualitative Synthesis and Interpreting Results Section A7m
Lecture 6B: What is Qualitative Synthesis10m
Lecture 6C: Some Examples5m
Christopher Schmid, PhD1m
2 practice exercises
Module 510m
Module 610m

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