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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

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
4 hours to complete

Framing the Question

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
2 hours to complete

Searching Principles and Bias Assessment

11 videos (Total 119 min), 2 quizzes
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
2 hours to complete

Minimizing Metabias, Qualitative Synthesis, and Interpreting Results

9 videos (Total 88 min), 2 quizzes
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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Top reviews from Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By MJJan 8th 2019

Although introductory, I do carry out reviews as a researcher. I Learned a lot to improve my systematic reviews through this course. High quality, though the music could be a little less intense.

By PSAug 23rd 2019

Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis course is a very good source for beginners which provides an overview on fundamental terminology and steps involved in the systematic review.

Instructors

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Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PHD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Kay Dickersin, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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