Johns Hopkins University
Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Johns Hopkins University

Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PHD
Kay Dickersin, PhD

Instructors: Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PHD


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There are 6 modules in this course

To get the ball rolling, we'll take a broad overview of what to expect in this course and then introduce you to the high-level concepts of systematic review and meta-analysis and take a look at who produces and uses systematic reviews.

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5 videos3 readings

In this module, we will discuss how to frame a question, as well as scope, elements, and refining the question.

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module we will look at finding the evidence, as well as key sources, search strategy, and assessing the risk of bias.

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11 videos2 quizzes

In this module, we will cover minimizing metabias, selection bias, information bias, how to report transparently, qualitative synthesis, and interpreting results.

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9 videos2 quizzes

This module will cover the planning of your meat-analysis and the statistical methods for meta-analysis.

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9 videos2 quizzes

In this final module, we'll wrap up with a look back at the key concepts covered over the past few weeks. Afterwards, you will submit your final Peer Review Assignment and evaluate some of your classmates' submissions.

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2 videos1 reading1 peer review


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4.8 (824 ratings)
Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PHD
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course164,504 learners
Kay Dickersin, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course164,504 learners

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