Introduction to Meta-analysis (NEW)

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

Date and delivery method TBC.

If would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed, and/or be kept up to date with booking deadlines, please complete the short google form below with your details:

Intro to Meta-analysis Register Interest Google Form

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 will be updated once the date and delivery method has been confirmed.

If would like to be contacted once the delivery method and date have been confirmed, and/or be kept up to date with booking deadlines, please complete the short google form below with your details:

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Payment Options

Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided at the time of booking).

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking.  Wherever possible please also email an electronic copy of your company purchase order to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Immediate payment or purchase order details are required at the time of booking, please ensure you have these details to hand before making your booking.

If you are having difficulties making your Online Store booking, please contact the Online Store directly at onlinestore@sheffield.ac.uk, in the first instance.

If you are still having difficulties, or require any further assistance please contact the Short Course Unit 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 further information please do not hesitate to contact us:

Email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Tel:  0114 222 2968

If would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed, and/or be kept up to date with booking deadlines, please complete the short google form below with your details:

Intro to Meta-analysis Register Interest Google Form

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 2022