Seminar series: Opportunities and challenges with meta-analysis in research

Kronstad, Bergen
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When:06. January   09:00
Last until: 10. January 16:00
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Research should promote our understanding and knowledge of the world around us and ourselves. But a single study is not enough to provide a useful basis for the decisions we make, in terms of education, politics and research.

Meta-analyses and systematic reviews of individual studies of the same problem are a method that gives a more credible estimate of the unifying knowledge we have about a question. The method has been used in health for the past 25-30 years and is now also used in for example educational research, psychology and forensic research.

In this seminar series you will understand the importance of meta-analysis and will have the opportunity to discuss how meta-analysis are performed and used.

The seminars are suitable for those who have experience with systematic knowledge summaries or are planning to start such work. The seminars will be in Danish / Norwegian, unless one participant wants English.

Participation is free, but you must sign up in advance. There is room for 20 participants at each seminar. You can attend one or more seminars.

Program

Monday January 6th

  • 14.00
    16.00
    Seminar 1: Introduction to meta-analysis. History and background for the methods used to day. Overview over the options using meta-analysis.

Tuesday January 7th

  • 9.00
    12.00
    Seminar 2: How to extract data from original studies.
  • 14.00
    16.00
    Seminar 3: How to transform data to mean/SD.

Wednesday January 8th

  • 9.00
    12.00
    Seminar 4:Outcomes, what to choose and how to analyze: Mean Difference / Standardized Mean Difference & Relative Risk / Odds Ratio.
  • 15.00
    16.30
    Foredrag: Et bedre helsevesen? Metaanalysen som en avgjørende faktor.

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Thursday January 9th

  • 9.00
    12.00
    Seminar 5: RCTs and observational studies.
  • 14.00
    16.00
    Seminar 6: How to deal with heterogeneity.

Friday January 10th

  • 9.00
    12.00
    Seminar 7: How to teach meta-analysis.