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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 )

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 )

Influence diagnostics and outlier detection for meta‐analysis of diagnostic test accuracy

  • Author: Yuki Matsushima, Hisashi Noma, Tomohide Yamada, Toshi A. Furukawa
  • Pub Online: Dec 19, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1387 (p )

Construct validity of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) quality scale for randomized trials: Item response theory and factor analyses

  • Author: Emiliano Albanese, Lukas Bütikofer, Susan Armijo‐Olivo, Christine Ha, Matthias Egger
  • Pub Online: Jan 06, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1385 (p )

Adding value to core outcome set development using multimethod systematic reviews

  • Author: Ginny Brunton, James Webbe, Sandy Oliver, Chris Gale
  • Pub Online: Jan 09, 2020
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1391 (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 )


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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