Systematic Review Webinars by IMPACT – SESSION 9 – META-ANALYSIS 2

This is a recording of a training webinar developed by the NIHR Global Health Research Group IMPACT in South Asia in partnership with Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.

Find out more about IMPACT here: www.impactsouthasia.com

This is Session 9 in a series of training webinars about producing a Systematic Review.

By the end of the * IMPACT Systematic Review Webinar Series * participants will:
▪ Have an understanding of the importance of systematic reviews and their role in health/social care policy, practice, and decision making.
▪ Have an understanding of the individual steps of the SR process and their importance.
▪ Have the skills to plan and conduct their own SR of interventions, including basic literature searching and meta-analytic knowledge.
▪ Be aware of key web-based resources to support the planning and delivery of systematic reviews.

Session 9 (recorded on 5 November 2020) was the second session discussing META-ANALYSIS.

Learning outcomes:
– Conducting a meta-analysis. What is a meta-analysis again?
– Fixed-effect vs random-effects.
– Inputs and outputs of a meta-analysis.
– Introduction to using Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5) for meta-analysis.
– Heterogeneity – What is it?

Facilitators in the video are based at the University of York: Alexander Jarde, Jen Brown and Najma Siddiqi.

Relevant links

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Chapter 6: Choosing effect measures and computing estimates of effect
More information about Review Manager (RevMan 5 and RevMan Web)

Download RevMan 5 https://training.cochrane.org/online-learning/core-software-cochrane-reviews/revman/revman-5-download

RevMan 5 user guide:

RevMan 5 video tutorial @Cochrane Training

Cochrane Library: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/
Find out more about Cochrane Common Mental Disorders: https://cmd.cochrane.org/

The production of this webinar series and YouTube recording was supported by the National Institute for Health Research via:

– Research funding (NIHR) 17/63/130 using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research
– Cochrane Infrastructure funding to the Common Mental Disorders Cochrane Review Group

The views expressed in this recording are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.