Quantitative Evidence Synthesis (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is run by the Researcher Academy 

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students and Research Staff in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only. This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme
Process: A short, interactive lecture style (with case scenarios) course comprising 2 parts:

Part 1: Conventional meta-analysis
Part 2: Network and IPD meta-analysis

Participants will be expected to undertake some pre-course reading (2 papers).

Course Description:

Systematic review is a method to systematically search, critically appraise and adequately synthesise evidence for a specific question of interest. This course will provide an introduction to Systematic Reviews of quantitative research. 

Aims: To give an overview of the techniques involved in undertaking a quantitative systematic review. 

Learning outcomes:

Part 1: Conventional meta-analysis

  • Define meta-analysis
  • Identify a topic for meta-analysis
  • Search, select and assess the studies
  • Analyse data
  • Interpret the results

Part 2: Network and IPD meta-analysis

• Identify differences between treatments
• Use the right treatment for the right patient at the right time

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at bb-ra-training@nottingham.ac.uk.

Print off pre-requisite paperwork/ resources & bring them to the course (optional)
Bring your own laptop/ PC to the course (optional)
Access seminar room on campus
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing bb-ra-training@nottingham.ac.uk. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

Pre-Requisites Prerequisites: Participants will be expected to undertake a pre-course reading task.
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