Cochrane Statistical Methods Group training course

Description

In 2010 the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group ran a two day workshop for Cochrane statisticians on advanced issues in meta-analysis techniques.  The course was taught by several experienced statisticians and covered a range of advanced issues in meta-analysis and assessment of bias. An additional session was devoted to discussion of issues related to statistical contribution to Collaborative Review Groups.

The link below gives access to the PDFs and slidecasts of the presentations.

    After using this resource, you should be able to...
    • Understand advanced issues in meta-analysis and assessment bias

    Sessions available are:

    • Meta-analysis of continuous data: final values, change scores, and ANCOVA
      Jo McKenzie (School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia)
    • A few comments on meta-analysis of skewed continuous data
      Doug Altman (Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK)
    • Ratio of mean (RoM) as an effect measure in meta-analysis of continuous outcomes 
      Joseph Beyene (University of Toronto, and McMaster University, Canada)
    • Meta-analysis of time-to-event data
      Catrin Tudur Smith (Centre for Medical Statistics and Health Evaluation, University of Liverpool, UK)
    • Meta-analysis of ordinal data
      Steff Lewis (Edinburgh MRC Clinical Trials Methodology Hub, University of Edinburgh Medical School, UK)
    • Meta-analysis of count data 
      Peter Herbison (Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand)
    • Missing data 
      Julian Higgins (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK)
    • Investigating heterogeneity: Subgroup analysis and meta-regression
      Roger Harbord (Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK)
    • Multiple treatments meta-analysis I 
      Georgia Salanti (Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Greece)
    • Multiple treatments meta-analysis II 
      Sofia Dias (Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, UK)
    • Selective outcome reporting
      Kerry Dwan (Centre for Medical Statistics and Health Evaluation, University of Liverpool, UK)
      Doug Altman (Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK)
    • Risk of bias assessments: analysis and interpretation
      Jonathan Sterne (Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK) 
    • Statistical contribution to CRGs 
      Steff Lewis (Edinburgh MRC Clinical Trials Methodology Hub, University of Edinburgh Medical School, UK)
    Author information: 
    McKenzie, Jo; Altman, Doug; Beyene, Joseph; Tudur Smith, Catrin; Lewis, Steff; Herbison, Peter; Higgins, Julian; Harbord, Roger; Salanti, Georgia; Dias, Sofia; Dwan, Kerry; Sterne, Jonathan