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Joint synthesis of conditionally related multiple outcomes makes better use of data than separate meta‐analyses

  • Author: Sumayya Anwer, A.E. Ades, Sofia Dias
  • Pub Online: Nov 11, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1380 (p )

Developing methods for the overarching synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence: The interweave synthesis approach

  • Author: Jo Thompson Coon, Ruth Gwernan‐Jones, Ruth Garside, Michael Nunns, Liz Shaw, G.J. Melendez‐Torres, Darren Moore
  • Pub Online: Dec 13, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1383 (p )

A simulation study to compare robust tests for linear mixed‐effects meta‐regression

  • Author: Thilo Welz, Markus Pauly
  • Pub Online: Jan 13, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1388 (p )

Adjudication rather than experience of data abstraction matters more in reducing errors in abstracting data in systematic reviews

  • Author: Jian‐Yu E, Ian J. Saldanha, Joseph Canner, Christopher H. Schmid, Jimmy T. Le, Tianjing Li
  • Pub Online: Feb 11, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1396 (p )

A comparison of Bayesian and frequentist methods in random‐effects network meta‐analysis of binary data

  • Author: Svenja E. Seide, Katrin Jensen, Meinhard Kieser
  • Pub Online: Feb 20, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1397 (p )


Comparing machine and human reviewers to evaluate the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials

  • Author: Susan Armijo‐Olivo, Rodger Craig, Sandy Campbell
  • Pub Online: Mar 04, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1398 (p )

Research Articles

Resources for forwards citation searching for implementation studies in dementia care: A case study comparing Web of Science and Scopus

  • Author: Morwenna Rogers, Alison Bethel, Simon Briscoe
  • Pub Online: Mar 05, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1400 (p )

Improved inference for fixed‐effects meta‐analysis of 2 × 2 tables

  • Author: Kendrick Qijun Li, Kenneth Rice
  • Pub Online: Mar 06, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1401 (p )

The median and the mode as robust meta‐analysis estimators in the presence of small‐study effects and outliers

  • Author: Fernando P. Hartwig, George Davey Smith, Amand F. Schmidt, Jonathan A. C. Sterne, Julian P. T. Higgins, Jack Bowden
  • Pub Online: Mar 11, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1402 (p )

Quantitizing findings from qualitative studies for integration in mixed methods reviewing

  • Author: Leonie van Grootel, Lakshmi Balachandran Nair, Irene Klugkist, Floryt van Wesel
  • Pub Online: Mar 16, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1403 (p )


Innovations in framework synthesis as a systematic review method

  • Author: Ginny Brunton, Sandy Oliver, James Thomas
  • Pub Online: Mar 04, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1399 (p )

Research Articles

Searching practices and inclusion of unpublished studies in systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy

  • Author: Daniël A. Korevaar, Jean‐Paul Salameh, Yasaman Vali, Jérémie F. Cohen, Matthew D. F. McInnes, René Spijker, Patrick M. Bossuyt
  • Pub Online: Feb 06, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1389 (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 )
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