Research Synthesis Methods

Early View Articles


Meta‐analysis and Mendelian randomization: A review

  • Author: Jack Bowden, Michael V. Holmes
  • Pub Online: Apr 23, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1346 (p )

Dealing with missing outcome data in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Dimitris Mavridis, Ian R. White
  • Pub Online: Jun 09, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1349 (p )

Research Articles

Conduct and reporting of citation searching in Cochrane systematic reviews: A cross‐sectional study

  • Author: Simon Briscoe, Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers
  • Pub Online: Jul 04, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1355 (p )

The value of a second reviewer for study selection in systematic reviews

  • Author: Carolyn R.T. Stoll, Sonya Izadi, Susan Fowler, Paige Green, Jerry Suls, Graham A. Colditz
  • Pub Online: Jul 18, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1369 (p )


Difficulties arising in reimbursement recommendations on new medicines due to inadequate reporting of population adjustment indirect comparison methods

  • Author: Eileen M. Holmes, Joy Leahy, Cathal D. Walsh, Arthur White, Peter T. Donnan, Felicity Lamrock
  • Pub Online: Jul 29, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1368 (p )

Research Articles

Machine learning with the hierarchy‐of‐hypotheses (HoH) approach discovers novel pattern in studies on biological invasions

  • Author: Masahiro Ryo, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Matthias C. Rillig, Tina Heger
  • Pub Online: Aug 05, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1363 (p )

Meta‐analysis of full ROC curves: Additional flexibility by using semiparametric distributions of diagnostic test values

  • Author: Annika Hoyer, Oliver Kuss
  • Pub Online: Aug 05, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1364 (p )

A new justification of the Hartung‐Knapp method for random‐effects meta‐analysis based on weighted least squares regression

  • Author: Robbie C. M. Aert, Dan Jackson
  • Pub Online: Aug 14, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1356 (p )

A kinked meta‐regression model for publication bias correction

  • Author: Pedro R. D. Bom, Heiko Rachinger
  • Pub Online: Aug 19, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1352 (p )

Random‐effects meta‐analysis of few studies involving rare events

  • Author: Burak Kürsad Günhan, Christian Röver, Tim Friede
  • Pub Online: Aug 22, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1370 (p )

Shared parameter model for competing risks and different data summaries in meta‐analysis: Implications for common and rare outcomes

  • Author: Howard Thom, José A. López‐López, Nicky J. Welton
  • Pub Online: Aug 22, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1371 (p )

Comparison of information sources used in Cochrane and non‐Cochrane systematic reviews: A case study in the field of anesthesiology and pain

  • Author: Marina Biocic, Mahir Fidahic, Karla Cikes, Livia Puljak
  • Pub Online: Sep 13, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1375 (p )

MetaInsight: An interactive web‐based tool for analyzing, interrogating, and visualizing network meta‐analyses using R‐shiny and netmeta

  • Author: Rhiannon K. Owen, Naomi Bradbury, Yiqiao Xin, Nicola Cooper, Alex Sutton
  • Pub Online: Oct 11, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1373 (p )

The dark side of the force: Multiplicity issues in network meta‐analysis and how to address them

  • Author: Orestis Efthimiou, Ian R. White
  • Pub Online: Oct 14, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1377 (p )


revtools: An R package to support article screening for evidence synthesis

  • Author: Martin J. Westgate
  • Pub Online: Oct 18, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1374 (p )
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