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Topics in Biostatistics: Meta-Analysis
May 25, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speaker: Rui Wang, PhD, Biostatistician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, BWH
A meta-analysis is the quantitative summary of the results of several studies through statistical analysis. This introductory lecture will provide a basic overview of meta-analysis, explaining the rationale and the basic steps for conducting a meta-analysis. General statistical methodologies for conducting a meta-analysis will be introduced and explained through case studies of published meta-analyses drawn from literature.