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    Identifying translators to assess and extract data of studies in different languages for inclusion in Cochrane Reviews

    The Cochrane Handbook states that Cochrane Review authors should try to identify and assess all possibly relevant reports of trials irrespective of language, to ensure that all relevant studies are included, and that no language bias is introduced in the ...
  2. How to Conduct a Cochrane Systematic Review: Columbus, OH, USA

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    North and South America
    19 March 2020 to 20 March 2020
    This intensive, 2-day workshop co-hosted by Cochrane Eyes and Vision U.S.Satellite and the Ohio State University College of Optometry will guide participants through the steps of developing a systematic review using the latest Cochrane methodology. It wil ...
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    Cochrane International Mobility

    A global exchange programme for the Cochrane Community The Cochrane International Mobility programme provides networking opportunities for people who wish to learn from Cochrane colleagues in different parts of the world. The scheme connects people and pl ...
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    Chapter 6: Choosing effect measures and computing estimates of effect

    Julian PT Higgins, Tianjing Li, Jonathan J Deeks Key Points: The types of outcome data that review authors are likely to encounter are dichotomous data, continuous data, ordinal data, count or rate data and time-to-event data. There are several different ...
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    Chapter 7: Considering bias and conflicts of interest among the included studies

    Isabelle Boutron, Matthew J Page, Julian PT Higgins, Douglas G Altman, Andreas Lundh, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson; on behalf of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group Key Points: Review authors should seek to minimize bias. We draw a distinction between two places in w ...
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    Chapter 9: Summarizing study characteristics and preparing for synthesis

    Joanne E McKenzie, Sue E Brennan, Rebecca E Ryan, Hilary J Thomson, Renea V Johnston Key Points: Synthesis is a process of bringing together data from a set of included studies with the aim of drawing conclusions about a body of evidence. This will includ ...
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    Chapter 12: Synthesizing and presenting findings using other methods

    Joanne E McKenzie, Sue E Brennan Key Points: Meta-analysis of effect estimates has many advantages, but other synthesis methods may need to be considered in the circumstance where there is incompletely reported data in the primary studies. Alternative syn ...
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    Chapter 21: Qualitative evidence

    Jane Noyes, Andrew Booth, Margaret Cargo, Kate Flemming, Angela Harden, Janet Harris, Ruth Garside, Karin Hannes, Tomás Pantoja, James Thomas Key Points: A qualitative evidence synthesis (commonly referred to as QES) can add value by providing decision ma ...
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    Chapter 22: Prospective approaches to accumulating evidence

    James Thomas, Lisa M Askie, Jesse A Berlin, Julian H Elliott, Davina Ghersi, Mark Simmonds, Yemisi Takwoingi, Jayne F Tierney, Julian PT Higgins Key Points: Cochrane Reviews should reflect the state of current knowledge, but maintaining their currency is ...
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    Chapter 23: Including variants on randomized trials

    Julian PT Higgins, Sandra Eldridge, Tianjing Li Key Points: Non-standard designs, such as cluster-randomized trials and crossover trials, should be analysed using methods appropriate to the design. If the authors of studies included in the review fail to ...

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