Research Synthesis Methods

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Volume 9 Issue 1 (March 2018)


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Issue Information

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  • Pub Online: Mar 12, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1262 (p 1-1)


Practical guidance for using multiple data sources in systematic reviews and meta‐analyses (with examples from the MUDS study)

  • Author: Evan Mayo‐Wilson, Tianjing Li, Nicole Fusco, Kay Dickersin, 
  • Pub Online: Dec 15, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1277 (p 2-12)

Research Articles

Towards a taxonomy of logic models in systematic reviews and health technology assessments: A priori, staged, and iterative approaches

  • Author: Eva A. Rehfuess, Andrew Booth, Louise Brereton, Jacob Burns, Ansgar Gerhardus, Kati Mozygemba, Wija Oortwijn, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Marcia Tummers, Gert‐Jan Wilt, Anke Rohwer
  • Pub Online: Jul 25, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1254 (p 13-24)

Reconciling disparate data to determine the right answer: A grounded theory of meta analysts' reasoning in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Lisa Chan, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Franco A. Carnevale, Russell J. Steele, Ian Shrier
  • Pub Online: Sep 03, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1258 (p 25-40)

Detecting small‐study effects and funnel plot asymmetry in meta‐analysis of survival data: A comparison of new and existing tests

  • Author: Thomas P. A. Debray, Karel G. M. Moons, Richard D. Riley
  • Pub Online: Nov 28, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1266 (p 41-50)

A Bayesian nonparametric test of significance chasing biases

  • Author: George Karabatsos
  • Pub Online: Jan 19, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1269 (p 51-61)

Meta‐analysis of full ROC curves using bivariate time‐to‐event models for interval‐censored data

  • Author: Annika Hoyer, Stefan Hirt, Oliver Kuss
  • Pub Online: Dec 20, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1273 (p 62-72)

An improved method for bivariate meta‐analysis when within‐study correlations are unknown

  • Author: Chuan Hong, Richard D. Riley, Yong Chen
  • Pub Online: Dec 07, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1274 (p 73-88)

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 89-99)

Meta‐analysis of test accuracy studies using imputation for partial reporting of multiple thresholds

  • Author: J. Ensor, J.J. Deeks, E.C. Martin, R.D. Riley
  • Pub Online: Nov 22, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1276 (p 100-115)


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 116-123)

Searching for evidence or approval? A commentary on database search in systematic reviews and alternative information retrieval methodologies

  • Author: Aogán Delaney, Peter A. Tamás
  • Pub Online: Nov 29, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1282 (p 124-131)

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 132-140)

List of Reviewers

Reviewer Appreciation

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  • Pub Online: Mar 12, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1291 (p 141-145)

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