This interactive resource takes you on a tour around a systematic review, explaining the difference between systematic and non-systematic reviews, and the importance of keeping reviews up to date. You’ll be introduced to some commonly used research methods, such as meta-analysis and reporting findings using forest plots. You’ll also find out how research can sometimes be biased and how to judge whether what you read is trustworthy.
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- Recognise publication bias and Cochrane’s activity in addressing this
- Explain the purpose of a meta-analysis
- Identify a forest plot
This module was produced by Caroline Stuthers with support from Cochrane Dementia Group. A full list of acknowledgements is included on slide 11 of the presentation.