Robert Wolff

This week Ciara chats to her former colleague, Dr. Robert Wolff. Robert is the Deputy Director of Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, an independent research company that produces systematic reviews, cost effectiveness analyses, and health technology assessments of health care research. Prior […]

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Network Meta-analysis

Network Meta-analysis Today on the Meta-Evidence blog, we present a general overview of Network meta-analysis (network MA) alongside a research question on the topic of accommodation-based approaches for individuals experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. A traditional pairwise meta-analysis […]

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Vivian Welch

This week we have the pleasure of bringing you our conversation with Dr. Vivian Welch, Editor in Chief of the Campbell Collaboration, director of methods at Bruyère Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. Vivian has an […]

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Neal Haddaway

This week we’re delighted to introduce Dr Neal Haddaway, a Research Fellow at SEI Stockholm currently working with a range of evidence synthesis projects in the field of environment and development. Prior to this, Neal completed a PhD in conservation […]

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Mark Dynarski

Mark Dynarski is the founder of Pemberton Research, specializing in education and social program evaluation.  He was vice president at Mathematica Policy Research, the director of its Center for Improving Research Evidence, and the director of the What Works Clearinghouse […]

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Joshua Polanin

We are ecstatic to welcome Dr. Joshua R. Polanin to the meta-evidence blog this week. Dr. Polanin is a Principal Researcher at American Institutes for Research and a methodologist with a passion for improving systematic review and meta-analysis techniques. Dr. […]

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Data Extraction

In our last top-tips post we discussed how we should define the eligibility criteria to guide the inclusion of relevant papers at title and abstract stage. This week we discuss data extraction in that group of relevant papers and how […]

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Institute of Education Sciences

This week we appreciated the opportunity to chat with two representatives of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) which is the independent assessment arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The IES was established as part of federal law in […]

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Defining eligibility criteria

Here in the Campbell UK and Ireland centre, I am sometimes asked by those who are about to undertake a systematic review, “How important is eligibility criteria (AKA, inclusion/ exclusion rules), and when in the process should it be implemented?”. […]

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