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Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

We will introduce methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials. We will cover how to formulate an answerable research question, define inclusion and exclusion criteria, search for the evidence, extract data, assess the risk of bias in clinical trials, and perform a meta-analysis. Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be able to: - Describe the steps in conducting a systematic review - Develop an answerable question using the “Participants Interventions Comparisons Outcomes” (PICO) framework - Describe the process used to collect and extract data from reports of clinical trials - Describe methods to critically assess the risk of bias of clinical trials - Describe and interpret the results of meta-analyses
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Rating 4.7 based on 341 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (13 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Instructors Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PHD, Kay Dickersin, PhD
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Clinical Science Research

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systematic reviews

It explained in detail everything you need to know to get started with systematic reviews and gave enough examples.

This is a good introductory course to how and why systematic reviews are performed.

This course opened my eyes to systematic reviews and helped me to understand how to critically read and perform one myself.

Amazing course, definitely learned a lot regarding systematic reviews.

But don't worry, it doesn't interfere a lot without your overall understanding of systematic reviews.Note: it focuses a lot more on systematic review that it does on meta-analysis, which kind of makes sense because meta-analysis is only an optional component of a systematic review, as you'll get to know in this course.

Great introduction to Systematic Reviews Highly recommended.

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Highly recommend to those who are interested in learning more about systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Very good introduction to systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and resources for f Really wonderful course.

Systematic reviews were beyond my understanding before this course...not anymore.

excellent course This course has greatly helped me to understand the basic essential facts on Systematic Reviews and Mata-Analysis.

It might be useful to discuss a few key tools that are essential to SRs, one in particular the Equator Network for Systematic Reviews.

Very useful course and great lecturers, i really enjoyed the time.. thank you very much a great course on basics in systematic reviews and meta- analysis.

It is very useful course for beginners and although those who have done systematic reviews/meta-analysis before in order to improve their basic understanding.

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systematic review and meta-analysis

helped me a lot to learn basics about systematic review and meta-analysis... thanks a lot excellent course material Course that I recommend doing to introduce yourself in the topic of reviews and meta-analysis.

I felt that is probably the best introductory course to who wants to prepare a systematic review and meta-analysis.I strongly recommend!

Both on systematic review and Meta-Analysis.

Excellent Course that will easily Guide you through the journey of systematic review and meta-analysis but requires full attention !!

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Step-by-step way to learn the systematic review and meta-analysis It was very constructive course.

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I am now ready to begin systematic review and meta-analysis.

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让我对systematic review 有个宏观和清晰的了解,为进一步更深层次的学习做了很好铺垫。 Excellent course to upgrade the research work in doing Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Its easy to learn step and step This course helps to learn basics about systematic review and meta-analysis.

Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis course is a very good source for beginners which provides an overview on fundamental terminology and steps involved in the systematic review.

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very informative

Very informative but I wish the course offered more experience dealing with the subject.

Very informative course with practical knowledge to take away.

Very informative and useful for students new to the subject.

Very informative, engaging and helpful!

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Very useful for those interested in working on a systematic review Good very informative !

Very informative, plenty of examples throughout.

VERY INFORMATIVE AND A FANTASTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE It is an excellent, clear course, complete with multiple tools and didactic material that improve learning This is the essential step to conduct a research.

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highly recommend

I highly recommend it!

highly recommendable.

Easily understandable well designed course Modules with flexibility to choose time and target dates.Module assessment formats are very simple and user friendly.Peer Graded assignments were self explanatory to answer the questions .Overall i have enjoyed the content and the course interesting and well organised course Great introductory course, highly recommended as a first timer or for a brush up !

Overall, highly recommend.

Outstanding organization and mix of didactic pedagological techniques !Highly recommended for all interested in improved their understanding of SR and MA critical appraisal of the literature as well as performing your own SR with or without a MA.

Thankyou coursera This course is highly recommended for any beginners in understanding the systematic review and meta-analysis.

Highly recommended for all public health specialists.

<3 Highly Recommended.

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meta analysis

very helpful, spect to see more of these and deeper Great course, highly recommend to other colleagues Excellent course I learnt the integral steps to write a systematic review and what is meta analysis and why it is needed.It is a beautifulcourse and I would love to do the second part of it if available where limitations of the prior course are covered in the second course.Thanks to all the reviewers and oourse co-ordinators.

The meta analysis component is a little dry but still insightful.

If you take this course you will know how to do a high quality systematic review and even a meta analysis and publish them.

systematic meta analysis is good for madecine postguaduate stu,it is helpfui!!!

very useful and clear It's useful...very nice to learn good introductive course for meta analysis.

Cousera had provide me with comprehensive overview of systematic review and meta analysis.

Systematic review and meta analysis course is a good start for clinicians, for orientation, for opinion, to form your idea.

It is a excellent option to learn about sitematic review and meta analysis, basics concepts with the posibility to go deeper as you can do.

which is more practical need more developement on network meta analysis, etc..

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easy to understand

It was a very useful course It is direct and very easy to understand.

Wonder full course there was no notes This course was very informative and easy to understand.

an excellent course with very high quality of information.really, thanks for all teachers and thanks coursera Thank you for all Staff Great course very nice course, easy to understand and access This course is highly informative, but the focus on health sciences/medical research is very overwhelming for those who are not in the medical field.

very simple and easy to understand An excellent introduction to the topic.

Fair and easy to understand even for those that have never read a systematic review before.

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recommend this course

As it coincided with my thesis proposal work, it also helped me a lot in writing my masters proposal.I would like to recommend this course for all with out any reservation.Kusse Koirita(MD), MPH-IH Candidate at Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium.

Otherwise, I couldn't recommend this course more to researchers and practitioners interested in answering the questions: what works; what works better based on resources?

Definitely will recommend this course.

I recommend this course to the beginners, who wants to do systematic review in future.

An excellent platform for the budding researchers and especially for all postgraduate students .I would strongly recommend this course for all those who are planning to perform a Systematic review.Once again many thanks for coursera for giving us opportunity to learn SR and MA.

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johns hopkins

Thank you I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the organizers of this courses from Johns Hopkins University and for the Coursera platform for making this courses possible.

The course is geared so heavily to what is taught at Johns Hopkins.

This is an excellent course provided by Johns Hopkins.

I express my sincere thanks to Coursera and Johns Hopkins University for providing an excellent course.

It was very informative and I hope Johns Hopkins will continue more in this series.

One of the best courses coming from Johns Hopkins University.

I will definitely do another Johns Hopkins course in the future!

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so much

Thank you so much for your expertise I think the course was very informative.

I love it so much it's really helpful course thank u so much.

Thank you so much for offering such a great course!

It was an enjoyable experience to learn so much!

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excelente curso

Excelente curso para alunos da área da saúde.

Excelente curso, muy claro y didáctico The course is great as an introductory course to Meta-Analysis.

Excelente curso Very good and concise explanations, not an easy task for such a vast subject!

We can trust JH 讲解细致、全面、通俗,对于非英语母语的学生也很友好。 Excelente curso It is a good courses if you would like to get an idea about systematic review and meta-analysis.

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my first

The only thing I found to be a bit challenging is that at some lectures they assume you have previous knowledge in stats, while for someone like me this is my first stats course.

i think it is wonderful work ;i'm really proud of it and it will help me in the following days.thanks Wonderful learning opportunities my first education with coursea.

Moreover, I finished my first systematic review at that group; our systematic review has been sent already to British Journal of Anesthesia.

This course helped me get started with my first ever systematic review paper.

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great introduction

Great introduction not only for systematic review but also for scientific research.

Great introduction to the process of conducting and reading a systematic review!

Great introduction!

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Rating 4.7 based on 341 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (13 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Instructors Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PHD, Kay Dickersin, PhD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Clinical Science Research

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