Pre-conference Short Course - Taking systematic reviews to the next level: meta-analysis in injury prevention
Presenter: Associate Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales
Date: Sunday 12th November
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Central Ballarat (to be confirmed pending enrolments)
Cost: To be announced pending registration of interest. Costs will be kept as low as possible, and confirmed in early August.
To book for this pre-conference short course, please do so via the registration process.
This workshop is aimed at researchers and practitioners who are familiar with the basic conduct of systematic reviews but not yet experienced with conducting meta-analyses.
The workshop will use one or more existing injury data sets to illustrate how to use software and interpret statistical results.
- Introduction on key elements of systematic reviews for meta-analyses
- Measures of risk (odds ratio, relative risk) and study design (case-control, RCT)
- Simple meta-analysis model including assumptions
- Statistical software for meta-anlayses
- Heterogeneity (random vs fixed effects meta-analysis, tests for heterogeneity, index of heterogeneity)
- Assessing publication bias (funnel plot, regression test, rank correlation test)
- Generating forest plots
- Meta-regression for study-level predictors
- Multivariate meta-regression for multiple study-level outcomes
All enquiries regarding the course content can be emailed directly to Association Professor Olivier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Course will be confirmed by August, pending sufficient enrolments.