PDC04: Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Amy L. Dent, University of California, Irvine
Terri D. Pigott, Loyola University Chicago
Joshua R. Polanin, Development Services Group
Joseph Taylor, BSCS
This course will introduce the basics of systematic review and meta-analysis. Topics covered include developing a research question, searching the literature, evaluating and coding studies, conducting a meta-analysis, and interpreting results for various stakeholders. Participants are encouraged to bring an idea for a systematic review to the course, with time reserved for discussion about it with course instructors. Course activities will include lecture, hands-on exercises, small-group discussion, and individual consultation. The target audience includes both those new to systematic review and meta-analysis and those currently conducting either type of project. Knowledge of basic descriptive statistics is assumed.