Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis
Summary of Course:
The course will cover general techniques used in meta-analysis. This includes summary statistics arising from a collection of independent studies and based upon effect measures such as risk or odds ratio, standardized difference or correlation coefficient. Fixed effects and random effects approaches will be discussed. Special topics such as rare event meta-analysis and meta-regression will also be touched upon. Practical sessions (about 50% of the course time) will be used to illustrate the methodology at hand of case-studies.
The course will provide an overview on the state-of-the-art methodology and aim to enable participants to undertake the statistical analysis of their own meta-analytic data independently.
This course will use the package STATA throughout including some add-on packages such as METAN.
Professor Dankmar Böhning, Mr James Gallagher, Dr Kalliopi Mylona
25th-26th May 2015