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Literature review and basic meta-analysis skills

Ngā pūkenga o te arotake tuhituhinga me te tātari whakatōpū waiwai

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Literature review and basic meta-analysis skills will be held in the computer lab at the University of Otago, Wellington and will cover the key steps around conducting a literature review and then a meta-analysis.

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

Computer lab - hands-on course combining theory, discussion and practical exercises. Course attendance is limited to 16 participants.

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
Searching for evidence
Vanessa Jordan
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Searching practical
Vanessa Jordan
12:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm Appraising the quality of systematic reviews
Practical exercise
Vanessa Jordan
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm RevMan - introduction and practical Vanessa Jordan
5:00pm Finish

Teaching staff

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

Course cost and registration

$300 early bird, $400 after 19 December 2019.

A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.

Register now