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Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: A case study from public health and environmental enhancement Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Chris Cooper, Rebecca Lovell, Kerryn Husk, Andrew Booth, Ruth Garside
  • Published Date: Dec 26, 2017

Background We undertook a systematic review to evaluate the health benefits of environmental enhancement and conservation activities. We were concerned that a...

Guidance for deriving and presenting percentage study weights in meta‐analysis of test accuracy studies Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Danielle L. Burke, Joie Ensor, Kym I.E. Snell, Danielle Windt, Richard D. Riley
  • Published Date: Jan 08, 2018

Percentage study weights in meta‐analysis reveal the contribution of each study toward the overall summary results and are especially important when some studies are considered outliers or...

A design‐by‐treatment interaction model for network meta‐analysis and meta‐regression with integrated nested Laplace approximations Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Burak Kürsad Günhan, Tim Friede, Leonhard Held
  • Published Date: Jan 16, 2018

Network meta‐analysis (NMA) is gaining popularity for comparing multiple treatments in a single analysis. Generalized linear mixed models provide a unifying framework for NMA, allow us to...

A Bayesian nonparametric test of significance chasing biases Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: George Karabatsos
  • Published Date: Jan 19, 2018

There is a growing concern that much of the published research literature is distorted by the pursuit of statistically significant results. In a seminal article, Ioannidis and Trikalinos...

Using systematic reviews in guideline development: The GRADE approach Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Yuan Zhang, Elie A. Akl, Holger J. Schünemann
  • Published Date: Sep 25, 2018

Systematic reviews are essential to produce trustworthy guidelines. To assess the certainty of a body of evidence included in a systematic review, the Grading of Recommendations...

Ranking crop species using mixed treatment comparisons Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Isabelle Albert, David Makowski
  • Published Date: Nov 23, 2018

The mixed treatment comparison (MTC) method has been proposed to combine results across trials comparing several treatments. MTC allows coherent judgments on which of the treatments is the...

One‐stage random effects meta‐analysis using linear mixed models for aggregate continuous outcome data Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Katerina Papadimitropoulou, Theo Stijnen, Olaf M. Dekkers, Saskia Cessie
  • Published Date: Jan 08, 2019

The vast majority of meta‐analyses uses summary/aggregate data retrieved from published studies in contrast to meta‐analysis of individual participant data (IPD). When the outcome is continuous and...

Graphical augmentations to sample‐size‐based funnel plot in meta‐analysis Early View

  • Journal: Research Synthesis Methods
  • Authors: Lifeng Lin
  • Published Date: Feb 07, 2019

Assessing publication bias is a critical procedure in meta‐analyses for rating the synthesized overall evidence. Because statistical tests for publication bias are usually not powerful and only give P...

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