Introduction to Meta-analysis (NEW)

2022 date and delivery method TBC

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A meta-analysis is a method for combining the results from a number of individual trials to get an overall estimate of treatment effect. It can be a tool for obtaining more a precise estimate for the primary outcome for which the individual trials have already shown an effect or as a tool for showing evidence of effect for important secondary outcomes where the individual trials were too small to assess a response.

Who will benefit from this course?

The course is aimed as an introductory level course for quantitative researchers with an interest in undertaking or reviewing meta-analyses. The course will benefit

  • Clinical scientists who need to understand meta-analyses
  • New researchers who want to appreciate the benefits
  • Statisticians who want to understand meta-analyses

No formal statistical expertise is required, but a knowledge of basic statistics such as simple statistical tests would be an advantage.

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand issues in the analysis and interpretation of meta analyses
  • Be able to decide the best approach for the analysis of a meta analysis
  • Understand some of the challenges such as heterogeneity in meta analyses
  • Read and critique the literature on meta-analyses

Course content:

This is a practical meta-analysis course which will introduce basic concepts and through exercises and case studies illustrate the calculations. The course will consist of a mixture of presentations and practicals.

Faculty:

Steven Julious is the course leader for this short course

Dates and times

2022 date and delivery method TBC.

This course is not currently open for bookings, but we are taking provisional bookings/expressions of interest.  Please complete the Google Form with your details by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ green button or alternatively, forward your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will be contacted once further details have been confirmed.

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Fees

The fee for this course is currently being reviewed and will be updated once the delivery method and dates have been confirmed

Booking and payment

This course is not currently open for bookings, but we are taking provisional bookings/expressions of interest.  Please complete the Google Form with your details by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ green button or alternatively, forward your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will be contacted once further details have been confirmed.

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All of our ScHARR short course bookings are initially processed via our Online Store and payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided).

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Course Delivery

Once the delivery method for this course has been confirmed, we will update accordingly.

Requirements

Face to Face Delivery

A laptop will be required for the duration of the course.  It is also advisable to use with a ‘mouse’ wherever possible.

We may be able to loan you a mouse, please contact us at the time of your booking to reserve.

Online Delivery

  1. Reliable and stable internet connection.
  2. A PC (or Laptop if a PC is not available to you).
  3. Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  4. A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.
  5. Ability to access Google Meet and Google Sites and other Microsoft/Google software.
Contact

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 6 December 2021