Research Synthesis Methods

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Volume 8 Issue 1 (March 2017)


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  • Pub Online: Mar 03, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1224 (p 1-3)



  • Author: Ian Shrier, Tasha Beretvas
  • Pub Online: Jan 23, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1233 (p 4-4)


Basics of meta‐analysis: I 2 is not an absolute measure of heterogeneity

  • Author: Michael Borenstein, Julian P. T. Higgins, Larry V. Hedges, Hannah R. Rothstein
  • Pub Online: Jan 06, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1230 (p 5-18)

Neither fixed nor random: weighted least squares meta‐regression

  • Author: T. D. Stanley, Hristos Doucouliagos
  • Pub Online: Jun 20, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1211 (p 19-42)

Accounting for heterogeneity in meta‐analysis using a multiplicative model—an empirical study

  • Author: David Mawdsley, Julian P. T. Higgins, Alex J. Sutton, Keith R. Abrams
  • Pub Online: Jun 03, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1216 (p 43-52)

Method Note

Cross‐hairs: a scatterplot for meta‐analysis in R

  • Author: Michael T. Brannick, Mehmet Gültaş
  • Pub Online: Aug 06, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1220 (p 53-63)


An appraisal of meta‐analysis guidelines: how do they relate to safety outcomes?

  • Author: Meg Bennetts, Ed Whalen, Sima Ahadieh, Joseph C. Cappelleri
  • Pub Online: Sep 09, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1219 (p 64-78)

Meta‐analysis of few small studies in orphan diseases

  • Author: Tim Friede, Christian Röver, Simon Wandel, Beat Neuenschwander
  • Pub Online: Jun 30, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1217 (p 79-91)

Risk of bias in overviews of reviews: a scoping review of methodological guidance and four‐item checklist

  • Author: Madeleine Ballard, Paul Montgomery
  • Pub Online: Jan 10, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1229 (p 92-108)

Interpretive analysis of 85 systematic reviews suggests that narrative syntheses and meta‐analyses are incommensurate in argumentation

  • Author: G. J. Melendez‐Torres, A. O'Mara‐Eves, J. Thomas, G. Brunton, J. Caird, M. Petticrew
  • Pub Online: Nov 17, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1231 (p 109-118)


Heterogeneity: multiplicative, additive or both?

  • Author: Christopher H. Schmid
  • Pub Online: Oct 17, 2016
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1223 (p 119-120)

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