Research Synthesis Methods

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“statcheck”: Automatically detect statistical reporting inconsistencies to increase reproducibility of meta‐analyses

  • Author: Michèle B. Nuijten, Joshua R. Polanin
  • Pub Online: Apr 27, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1408 (p )

Special Issue Papers

Beyond the forest plot: The drapery plot

  • Author: Gerta Rücker, Guido Schwarzer
  • Pub Online: Apr 30, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1410 (p )

Utilizing radar graphs in the visualization of simulation and estimation results in network meta‐analysis

  • Author: Svenja E. Seide, Katrin Jensen, Meinhard Kieser
  • Pub Online: May 05, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1412 (p )

Risk‐of‐bias VISualization (robvis): An R package and Shiny web app for visualizing risk‐of‐bias assessments

  • Author: Luke A. McGuinness, Julian P. T. Higgins
  • Pub Online: May 06, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1411 (p )

Research Articles

Random‐effects meta‐analysis of combined outcomes based on reconstructions of individual patient data

  • Author: Yue Song, Feng Sun, Susan Redline, Rui Wang
  • Pub Online: May 08, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1406 (p )

Special Issue Papers

Visualizing the evolution of evidence: Cumulative network meta‐analyses of new generation antidepressants in the last 40 years

  • Author: Yan Luo, Anna Chaimani, Toshi A. Furukawa, Yuki Kataoka, Yusuke Ogawa, Andrea Cipriani, Georgia Salanti
  • Pub Online: May 25, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1413 (p )

The orchard plot: Cultivating a forest plot for use in ecology, evolution, and beyond

  • Author: Shinichi Nakagawa, Malgorzata Lagisz, Rose E. O'Dea, Joanna Rutkowska, Yefeng Yang, Daniel W. A. Noble, Alistair M. Senior
  • Pub Online: Jun 11, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1424 (p )

Research Articles

Development and validation of study filters for identifying controlled non‐randomized studies in PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE

  • Author: Siw Waffenschmidt, Tamara Navarro‐Ruan, Nick Hobson, Elke Hausner, Stefan Sauerland, R Brian Haynes
  • Pub Online: Jun 25, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1425 (p )

“It has no meaning to me.” How do researchers understand the effectiveness of literature searches? A qualitative analysis and preliminary typology of understandings

  • Author: Chris Cooper, Ruth Garside, Joanna Varley‐Campbell, Juan Talens‐Bou, Andrew Booth, Nicky Britten
  • Pub Online: Jul 01, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1426 (p )

Using collaboration networks to identify authorship dependence in meta‐analysis results

  • Author: Thiago C. Moulin, Olavo B. Amaral
  • Pub Online: Jul 06, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1430 (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 )
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