LIVE STREAM – 4-day Statistics Short Course
An intermediate 4-day course introducing and practicing the concepts of systematic reviewing and conducting a meta-analysis using R.
Systematic review and meta-analysis are techniques used to synthesize and summarize large bodies of research literature. Compared to results from a single primary study, results from a meta-analysis provide greater generalizability, increased precision, and the ability to explore heterogeneity across studies.
You will use the latest techniques and technical tools to conduct a high-quality systematic review and meta-analysis. You will learn hands-on, practical, and applied approaches to conducting reviews by combining lectures with practice material designed to enable you to conduct future meta-analyses.
- Understanding the purpose and goals of systematic review and meta-analysis
- Conducting a systematic, comprehensive literature search and screening
- Extracting information from primary studies efficiently and reliably
- Calculating effect sizes and variances
- Performing a synthesis and moderator analyses using R
- Disseminating the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis
Systematic review and meta-analysis are techniques used to synthesize and summarize large bodies of research literature. Compared to results from a single primary study, results from a meta-analysis provide greater generalizability, increased precision, and the ability to explore heterogeneity across studies (Borenstein, Hedges, Higgins, & Rothstein, 2010; Pigott, 2012). Meta-analysis has proven useful for policy makers and practitioners because the findings offer answers to ambiguous questions and synthesize large bodies of literature.
During this camp, participants will gain all the tools necessary to conduct a high quality systematic review and meta-analysis. Although these procedures can be found in numerous textbooks, the latest techniques and technical tools often require nuanced and sophisticated applications of numerous online tools and applications. This course will focus on the hands-on, practical, and applied approach to conducting reviews by combining lectures with practice material designed to enable participants to conduct future meta-analyses.
Instructor: Joshua R. Polanin, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist at Development Services Group, Inc., a social science research firm that specializes in program evaluation, systematic reviews, and technical assistance. Dr. Polanin is the Senior Methodologist on the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse Reviews, Reporting, Dissemination,…and Development (R2D2) contract, and Senior Statistician for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
APA Continuing Education Credits:
This course offers 16 hours of Continuing Education Credits. Yhat Enterprises, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Yhat Enterprises, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Materials, downloads, recorded course video viewable for up to one year.