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The use of mathematical modeling studies for evidence synthesis and guideline development: A glossary

  • Author: Teegwendé V. Porgo, Susan L. Norris, Georgia Salanti, Leigh F. Johnson, Julie A. Simpson, Nicola Low, Matthias Egger, Christian L. Althaus
  • Pub Online: Jan 08, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1333 (p )

Testing for funnel plot asymmetry of standardized mean differences

  • Author: James E. Pustejovsky, Melissa A. Rodgers
  • Pub Online: Jan 08, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1332 (p )

One‐stage random effects meta‐analysis using linear mixed models for aggregate continuous outcome data

  • Author: Katerina Papadimitropoulou, Theo Stijnen, Olaf M. Dekkers, Saskia Cessie
  • Pub Online: Jan 08, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1331 (p )

A flexible approach to identify interaction effects between moderators in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Xinru Li, Elise Dusseldorp, Jacqueline J. Meulman
  • Pub Online: Jan 09, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1334 (p )

Usage of automation tools in systematic reviews

  • Author: A.J. Altena, R. Spijker, S.D. Olabarriaga
  • Pub Online: Dec 18, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1335 (p )

Statistical properties of methods based on the Q‐statistic for constructing a confidence interval for the between‐study variance in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Robbie C.M Aert, Marcel A.L.M. Assen, Wolfgang Viechtbauer
  • Pub Online: Jan 28, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1336 (p )

Graphical augmentations to sample‐size‐based funnel plot in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Lifeng Lin
  • Pub Online: Feb 07, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1340 (p )

Conducting gene set tests in meta‐analyses of transcriptome expression data

  • Author: Robin Kosch, Klaus Jung
  • Pub Online: Feb 07, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1337 (p )


Multivariate meta‐analysis using individual participant data

  • Author: R. D. Riley, M. J. Price, D. Jackson, M. Wardle, F. Gueyffier, J. Wang, J. A. Staessen, I. R. White
  • Pub Online: Nov 21, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1129 (p )

Reporting and handling missing outcome data in mental health: a systematic review of Cochrane systematic reviews and meta‐analyses

  • Author: Loukia M. Spineli, Nikolaos Pandis, Georgia Salanti
  • Pub Online: Jan 26, 2015
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1131 (p )

Simultaneous synthesis of treatment effects and mapping to a common scale: an alternative to standardisation

  • Author: A. E. Ades, Guobing Lu, Sofia Dias, Evan Mayo‐Wilson, Daphne Kounali
  • Pub Online: Jan 23, 2015
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1130 (p )


A scoping approach to systematically review published reviews: Adaptations and recommendations

  • Author: Annette Schultz, Leah Goertzen, Janet Rothney, Pamela Wener, Jennifer Enns, Gayle Halas, Alan Katz
  • Pub Online: Nov 22, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1272 (p )

Research Articles

A review of the reporting of web searching to identify studies for C ochrane systematic reviews

  • Author: Simon Briscoe
  • Pub Online: Nov 09, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1275 (p )

Special Issue Papers

Searching for trial protocols: A comparison of methods

  • Author: Anthea Sutton, Maria Carmen Galvan De La Cruz, Joanna Leaviss, Andrew Booth
  • Pub Online: Nov 22, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1281 (p )


Looking beyond the forest: Using harvest plots, gap analysis, and expert consultations to assess effectiveness, engage stakeholders, and inform policy

  • Author: J. Burns, S. Polus, L. Brereton, J. Chilcott, S.E. Ward, L.M. Pfadenhauer, E.A. Rehfuess
  • Pub Online: Nov 22, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1284 (p )
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