Meta-Analysis Basic Course

person icon Shaju Jacob

Meta-Analysis Basic Course

Meta-Analysis easy to do

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Shaju Jacob

architecture icon Online Education,Teaching & Academics,Data Analysis


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Course Description

Meta-analysis is an important statistical approach to validly combine the results of studies following a systematic review. This course takes you through the concepts of meta-analysis and the various graphical representation required to display the results. A complete understanding of concepts is required to properly interpret the results to the scientific world. The two important types of data, binary and continuous, and their pooled estimates are discussed in simple language with relevant examples for you to understand better. This will form the basis for your understanding to perform the meta-analysis. The RevMan software offered free by the Cochrane Collaboration is a sturdy application to do meta-analysis, with the image quality good for journal publication. The figures generated are standard and comparable to other images from other applications. I personally will recommend this application for beginners in meta-analysis.

Heterogeneity is variations among the studies which are included in the meta-analysis. Understanding the various types of heterogeneity and how it impacts the interpretation of the results from meta-analysis is important. The course also deals with the learning and generation of forest and funnel plots. They are the graphical presentation of data and results displayed in the form of a scatter plot. These plots give a bird’s eye view of the results, their meaning, and interpretation.

Come join this course and take yourself to the next level in understanding and interpreting meta-analysis and become a part of cutting-edge research.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Be able to perform meta-analysis

  • Be able to use the RevMan Software to do meta-analysis

  • Be able to explain the various types of heterogeneity

  • Be able to generate and interpret forest and funnel plots


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Be able to understand simple instructions and to search for information online

Meta-Analysis Basic Course


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 05:34 05:34
Data Analysis and Estimates
3 Lectures
Heterogeneity and Plots
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

shaju Jacob

shaju Jacob

I am an Associate Professor (Periodontology) at International Medical University and the BDS Programme Director. I am a dentist and a periodontist. I have done my PhD in Oral Epidemiology. I also do research publications and supervise students in their research. My experience has been useful for me to create this course.

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