Research Synthesis Methods

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Volume 9 Issue 3 (September 2018)


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  • Pub Online: Sep 25, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1264 (p 335-335)


Dealing with effect size multiplicity in systematic reviews and meta‐analyses

  • Author: José A. López‐López, Matthew J. Page, Mark W. Lipsey, Julian P.T. Higgins
  • Pub Online: Jul 27, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1310 (p 336-351)


A simple method for combining binomial counts or proportions with hazard ratios for evidence synthesis of time‐to‐event data

  • Author: Claire Watkins, Iain Bennett
  • Pub Online: May 31, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1301 (p 352-360)

Revisiting the need for a literature search narrative: A brief methodological note

  • Author: Chris Cooper, Sarah Dawson, Jaime Peters, Jo Varley‐Campbell, Emma Cockcroft, Jess Hendon, Rachel Churchill
  • Pub Online: Aug 30, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1315 (p 361-365)

Research Articles

A comparison of methods for meta‐analysis of a small number of studies with binary outcomes

  • Author: Tim Mathes, Oliver Kuss
  • Pub Online: Apr 26, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1296 (p 366-381)

Methods for evidence synthesis in the case of very few studies

  • Author: Ralf Bender, Tim Friede, Armin Koch, Oliver Kuss, Peter Schlattmann, Guido Schwarzer, Guido Skipka
  • Pub Online: Apr 04, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1297 (p 382-392)

A framework for identifying treatment‐covariate interactions in individual participant data network meta‐analysis

  • Author: S. C. Freeman, D. Fisher, J. F. Tierney, J. R. Carpenter
  • Pub Online: Jun 11, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1300 (p 393-407)

Identification of problems in search strategies in C ochrane R eviews

  • Author: Juan Víctor Ariel Franco, Virginia Laura Garrote, Camila Micaela Escobar Liquitay, Valeria Vietto
  • Pub Online: May 31, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1302 (p 408-416)

A comparison of one‐stage vs two‐stage individual patient data meta‐analysis methods: A simulation study

  • Author: Evangelos Kontopantelis
  • Pub Online: Jun 21, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1303 (p 417-430)

Statistical approaches to adjusting weights for dependent arms in network meta‐analysis

  • Author: Yu‐Xuan Su, Yu‐Kang Tu
  • Pub Online: Jul 06, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1304 (p 431-440)

The impact of individual patient data in a network meta‐analysis: An investigation into parameter estimation and model selection

  • Author: Joy Leahy, Aisling O'Leary, Nezam Afdhal, Emma Gray, Scott Milligan, Malte H. Wehmeyer, Cathal Walsh
  • Pub Online: Aug 15, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1305 (p 441-469)

Prioritising references for systematic reviews with RobotAnalyst: A user study

  • Author: Piotr Przybyła, Austin J. Brockmeier, Georgios Kontonatsios, Marie‐Annick Le Pogam, John McNaught, Erik Elm, Kay Nolan, Sophia Ananiadou
  • Pub Online: Jul 30, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1311 (p 470-488)

Estimation of an overall standardized mean difference in random‐effects meta‐analysis if the distribution of random effects departs from normal

  • Author: María Rubio‐Aparicio, José Antonio López‐López, Julio Sánchez‐Meca, Fulgencio Marín‐Martínez, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Wim Van den Noortgate
  • Pub Online: Jul 30, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1312 (p 489-503)

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