HOPE Center offers first meta-analysis training program

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The HOPE Center held its first training program on meta-analysis Aug. 12-14, 2014. The program’s 33 attendees used hands-on techniques and Microsoft Excel software to learn meta-analytic techniques. Visiting faculty included Christopher Lee, former postgraduate fellow at the HOPE Center who is currently an associate professor of nursing and cardiovascular medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Faculty from COP included Marion Slack, Ivo Abraham, Sandipan Bhattacharjee and Jennifer Martin.

The three-day course was a combination of lectures and computer exercises. Topics included developing protocols and data collection tools, literature search strategies and techniques, estimates of effect, fixed and random effects, interpreting heterogeneity, evaluating meta-analyses, examining bias and meta-regression.

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Meta-analysis program faculty: (left to right) Ivo Abraham, Sandy Bhattacharjee, Jennifer Martin, Chris Lee, Marion Slack

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Concepts taught in lectures were reinforced with computer applications.

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Participants worked on hands-on computer exercises.

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Attendees enjoyed working together during workshops.

Originally posted: September 19, 2014
Last updated: September 19, 2014
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