Wednesday 8 February 2023 (Online)

Literature review and basic meta-analysis skills will cover the key steps around conducting a literature review and then a meta-analysis. It will be held online and include demonstration of applicable software.

Topics covered

  • Managing identified literature in EndNote.
  • Using the PRISMA Checklist (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses).
  • Use of RevMan to prepare and conduct a meta-analysis.

Style of teaching

This is an online course via Zoom. It will combine theory, discussion and demonstration of software using practical examples.

Who should attend?

  • Those wanting to perform literature reviews that feed into meta-analyses.
  • Those wanting to understand the basic components of performing a meta-analysis (whether or not they end up doing them).

Draft timetable

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:30am Registration
9:00am Literature review: an introduction
Appraising the quality of systematic reviews
Vanessa Jordan
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Searching for evidence and including studies using
Endnote and Covidence
Vanessa Jordan
12:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm Risk of Bias included studies Vanessa Jordan
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm Meta analysis using RevMan Vanessa Jordan
5:00pm Finish


This course will be held online via Zoom.

Teaching staff

  • Dr Vanessa Jordan (Cochrane Fellow, University of Auckland), possibly with some assistance from others for specific case studies
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