The Boston University School of Public Health offers short, non-credit, immersive programs open to professionals, from across sectors, with all levels of public health knowledge. Join us on campus, and online, this June for one or more short programs, including:
June 14-15, 2018
Meta-Analysis for Public Health and Biomedical Research Using R
Meta-Analysis is the gold standard statistical approach to combine the results of multiple studies and to examine sources of heterogeneity and potential biases. This course will review fixed-effect and random-effects models that underlie the combination of study results in meta-analysis; the use of study-level predictors in meta-regression; assessment of small-study effects and related reporting biases; and sensitivity analyses to bias. Examples will cover meta-analysis of randomized trials and of observational studies. Throughout the course, participants will apply each model by using the R software.