DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS : META-ANALYSIS : SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS : BIBLIOGRAPHY : WEBLIOGRAPHY : RESEARCH GUIDES : SUBJECT GUIDES: Resources for Systematic Reviews and the Meta-Analysis

 

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DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS :

META-ANALYSIS :

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS :

BIBLIOGRAPHY :

WEBLIOGRAPHY :

RESEARCH GUIDES :

SUBJECT GUIDES:

Resources for Systematic Reviews and the Meta-Analysis

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Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews

https://sites.google.com/site/metaanalysissystematicreviews/

Google

http://tinyurl.com/npefw4d

Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/nusnxqs

Penn State Summon Search

https://tinyurl.com/yca8cl8w

Trip Medical Database

https://tinyurl.com/ybjdxlhm

Google Domain Limited Web Search (PUBMED)

https://tinyurl.com/ya5cnz3x

Google Domain Limited Web Search (SCIENCEDIRECT)

https://tinyurl.com/y92du4qj

Google Domain Limited Web Search (NCJRS)

https://tinyurl.com/ydy95mun

Google Domain Limited Web Search (JSTOR)

https://tinyurl.com/y9n3kb9s

Google Domain Limited Web Search (COMPUTER SCIENCE)

https://tinyurl.com/y8uyxsem

Google Domain Limited Web Search (INFORMATION SCIENCE)
https://tinyurl.com/ydxpp2fn

Google Domain Limited Web Search (GOV)

https://tinyurl.com/yancnqnz

How to Produce a Systematic Review or a Meta Analysis

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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: A Step-By-Step Guide

Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemology

http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/research/software-resources/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses

A systematic review answers a defined research question by collecting and summarising all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria.

A meta-analysis is the use of statistical methods to summarise the results of these studies.

Step 1: Why do a systematic review?

http://tinyurl.com/lq7c45f

Step 2: Who will be involved?

http://tinyurl.com/kjy2skx

Step 3: Formulate the problem. Has it been done before?

Registering your review.

http://tinyurl.com/n5sj4oj

Step 4: Perform your search.

http://tinyurl.com/ngxmm52

Step 5: Data extraction.

http://tinyurl.com/ma2og79

Step 6: Critical appraisal of studies (quality assessment).

http://tinyurl.com/ld5wlff

Step 7 Data synthesis.

http://tinyurl.com/lqruh3u

Step 8: Presenting results (writing the report).

http://tinyurl.com/pbs5jq8

Step 9: Archiving and updating.

http://tinyurl.com/kvkstqx

Useful Resourses:

http://tinyurl.com/oq5x7p3

Useful Lectures:

Lecture 1: Introduction to systematic reviews

http://tinyurl.com/ohf2u9p

Lecture 2: Systematic literature searching

http://tinyurl.com/pyuj2sh

Lecture 3: Systematic review hints and tips

http://tinyurl.com/nz23go4

Lecture 3: Introduction to meta-analysis

http://tinyurl.com/popq28c

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Meta-analysis

From Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta-analysis

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In statistics, meta-analysis comprises statistical methods for contrasting and combining results from different studies in the hope of identifying patterns among study results, sources of disagreement among those results, or other interesting relationships that may come to light in the context of multiple studies.[1] Meta-analysis can be thought of as “conducting research about previous research.” In its simplest form, meta-analysis is done by identifying a common statistical measure that is shared between studies, such as effect size or p-value, and calculating a weighted average of that common measure. This weighting is usually related to the sample sizes of the individual studies, although it can also include other factors, such as study quality.

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The motivation of a meta-analysis is to aggregate information in order to achieve a higher statistical power for the measure of interest, as opposed to a less precise measure derived from a single study. In performing a meta-analysis, an investigator must make choices many of which can affect its results, including deciding how to search for studies, selecting studies based on a set of objective criteria, dealing with incomplete data, analyzing the data, and accounting for or choosing not to account for publication bias. [2]

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Meta-analyses are often, but not always, important components of a systematic review procedure. For instance, a meta-analysis may be conducted on several clinical trials of a medical treatment, in an effort to obtain a better understanding of how well the treatment works. Here it is convenient to follow the terminology used by the Cochrane Collaboration,[3] and use “meta-analysis” to refer to statistical methods of combining evidence, leaving other aspects of ‘research synthesis’ or ‘evidence synthesis’, such as combining information from qualitative studies, for the more general context of systematic reviews.

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Contents

1 History

2 Advantages

3 Pitfalls

3.1 Publication bias: the file drawer problem

3.2 Agenda-driven bias

4 Steps in a meta-analysis

5 Methods and assumptions

5.1 Approaches

5.2 Statistical models

5.2.1 Fixed effects model

5.2.2 Random effects model

5.2.3 Quality effects model

5.2.4 IVhet model

6 Applications in modern science

7 See also

8 References

9 Further reading

10 External links

10.1 Software

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Systematic Review Methods

The Community Guide

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/about/methods.html

What is a systematic review?

A systematic review is a review of scientific studies on a specific topic. It uses a formal process to:

Identify all relevant studies

Assess their quality

Summarize the evidence

Why do a systematic review?

Systematic reviews help make sense of large bodies of scientific literature by applying the scientific process to:

Reduce bias in how conclusions are reached

Improve the power and precision of results

Summarize evidence about the effectiveness of particular approaches for addressing a public health problem

Analyze generalizability of findings

Identify knowledge gaps and need for additional research

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MUCH MORE AT THE LINKED SITES AND SEARCH RESULTS AT THE TOP OF THIS POST

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WEBBIB1718

http://tinyurl.com/yctrm75y

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 – 4584
jwne@…
http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

RESEARCH GUIDE DIRECTORY
https://sites.google.com/site/researchguideresourcesongsites/

Net-Gold
https://groups.io/g/Net-Gold
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/net-gold.html
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/Net-Gold/archives
http://net-gold.3172864.n2.nabble.com/

Temple University and Google Sites Research Guides
AND Discussion Group Directory
http://tinyurl.com/ngda2hk

OR

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

FAKE NEWS
https://sites.google.com/site/fakenewsresearchguide/

RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
https://sites.google.com/site/howtowriteasuperresearchpaper/

EMPLOYMENT
https://sites.google.com/site/employmentsources/

INTERNSHIPS
http://tinyurl.com/2f9x2wp

TOURISM RESEARCH GUIDE
http://tinyurl.com/ycko9hqj

DISABILITIES AND EMPLOYMENT
https://sites.google.com/site/disabilitiesemploymentresearch/

Educator-Gold
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Educator-Gold/

K12ADMINLIFE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12AdminLIFE/

Social Work and Social Issues Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/social-work

Tourism Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/Tourism

Digital Scholarship Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/DigitalScholarship/threads
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/digital-scholarship/info
https://digitalscholarshipandscholarlypublication.wordpress.com/

Copyright Research Guide
Copyright, Intellectual Property and Plagiarism Sources
https://sites.google.com/site/copyrightlawsites/

Fair Use
http://guides.temple.edu/fair-use

Blog
https://educatorgold.wordpress.com/

Articles by David Dillard
https://sites.google.com/site/daviddillardsarticles/

Information Literacy (Russell Conwell Guide)
http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn

Twitter: davidpdillard

Temple University Site Map
https://sites.google.com/site/templeunivsitemap/home

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),
Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,
Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.
Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay
David P. Dillard
http://tinyurl.com/o4pn4o9

Rail Transportation
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/RailTransportation

INDOOR GARDENING
Improve Your Chances for Indoor Gardening Success
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/IndoorGardeningUrban/

SPORT-MED
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/sport-med.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sports-med/
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/sport-med.html

HEALTH DIET FITNESS RECREATION SPORTS TOURISM
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/healthrecsport/info
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/health-recreation-sports-tourism.html

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DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS : META-ANALYSIS : SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS : BIBLIOGRAPHY : WEBLIOGRAPHY : RESEARCH GUIDES : SUBJECT GUIDES: Resources for Systematic Reviews and the Meta-Analysis

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