In analysing the outcomes of the studies included in your systematic review, you may encounter some more challenging types of data and study designs, including ordinal and time-to-event data, rates, cross-over trials, cluster randomised trials and more. The slidecast presentation provides a brief introduction to identifying and meta-analysing these outcomes.
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- Use the generic inverse variance method of meta-analysis
- Identify and deal with non-standard data in studies included in a systematic review
- Decide how to analyse studies with more than two groups
- Identify and address unit-of-analysis issues in cluster-randomised and cross-over study designs
Analysing non-standard data and study designs - slidecast
Approved by the Cochrane Methods Board on 23 September 2011.
Compiled by Miranda Cumpston, based on materials by Julian Higgins, Craig Ramsay, the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group and the Australasian Cochrane Centre