About this module
The Synthesis Without Meta-analysis (SWiM) guideline provides nine items to improve the transparent reporting of synthesis of intervention effects when the synthesis does not use meta-analysis of standardised effect sizes. This learning module presents the nine reporting items through activities and examples. It includes a ‘Check your knowledge’ section, and a list of useful resources.
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What you can expect to learn (learning outcomes)
This module will teach you to:
- Have a clear understanding of the Synthesis Without Meta-analysis (SWiM) guideline reporting items
- Be able to apply the SWiM reporting items in a review as an author or as a reader
Authors and contributors
This module has been written and compiled by: Hilary Thomson (Senior Research Fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow; Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Public Health) and Mhairi Campbell (Research Associate, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow), with the support of Dario Sambunjak and Chris Watts from Cochrane's People Services Department and Kiln Design Ltd.
A full list of contributors is available in the 'About this Resource' section of the module.
Staying up to date
This module was last updated in March 2020.
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