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Wolfgang Viechtbauer
Start - End
27 Sep - 30 Oct
Application Deadline
20 Oct
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This four-day course provides a thorough introduction to meta-analysis with particular emphasis on the application of various statistical methods for aggregating and comparing the results from related studies and the interpretation of the results. The course consists of a mixture of lectures, hands-on tutorials, and computer exercises and covers not only the theoretical background, but also provides practical experience with analyzing real meta-analytic datasets.

Topics covered include:

  • introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analysi
  • computation of various effect size / outcome measures
  • equal-, fixed-, and random-effects models
  • meta-regression and subgrouping
  • methods to quantify and interpret heterogeneit
  • model diagnostics and publication bias
  • multilevel, multivariate, and network meta-analysis

The course is taught by Dr. Wolfgang Viechtbauer (Maastricht University), author of the 'metafor' package for R (

Course Dates: 27-30 October, 2020

Course Location: Online (via Zoom)

Registration Deadline: 20 October, 2020

Course Fee: 200 Euros

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