Date: October 27, 2021

Length: 60 minutes

Instructors: Ludovic Trinquart, PhD

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers, PIs, Postdoctoral and Graduate Students, Other Study Team Members

Prerequisite: Basic statistical knowledge is required. Computational experience will be helpful, but is not required.

Skills Domain: Data Management and Informatics, Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Could you benefit from practical guidance for performing meta-analysis?

This seminar from the Center for Quantitative Methods and Data Sciences (QM&DS), in partnership with the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Center at Tufts CTSI and the Data-Intensive Studies Center (DISC) at Tufts University, occured on October 27 via Zoom. The topic of this month's webinar was "Nuts and Bolts of Meta-analysis."

Meta-analysis is the quantitative synthesis of results from multiple studies addressing the same question. Meta-analysis is essential to inform clinical practice and the design of subsequent trials but is frequently misused. In this talk, Dr Trinquart provides practical guidance to perform meta-analysis. By using a published meta-analysis of randomized trials, he shows how to interpret the results and identify the limitations and main sources of bias. Dr Trinqart also provides a brief overview of more recent forms of evidence synthesis, network meta-analysis and living meta-analysis.

Dates: Wednesday December 9th 12pm-1:00pm  
Location: Zoom  
 This Course is Free