Description 
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Contents 
Preface  MetaAnalysis in a Nutshell  Mathematical Framework  MetaAnalysis and the Scientific Method  MetaAnalysis and Random Effects Analysis  MetaAnalysis Software Programs  MetaAnalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials  MetaAnalysis of Observational plus Randomized Studies  MetaAnalysis of Observational Studies  MetaRegression  MetaAnalysis of Diagnostic Studies  MetaMetaAnalyses  Network MetaAnalysis  Random Intercepts MetaAnalysis  Probit Regression  MetaAnalysis with General Loglinear Models  MetaAnalysis with Variance Components  Ensembled Correlation Coefficients  Ensembled Accuracies  MetaAnalyses with Multivariate Assessments  Transforming Odds Ratios into Correlation Coefficients  MetaAnalyses with Direct and Indirect Comparisons  Contrast Coefficients MetaAnalysis  MetaAnalysis with Evolutionary Operations. 
Summary 
Modern metaanalyses do more than combine the effect sizes of a series of similar studies. Metaanalyses are currently increasingly applied for any analysis beyond the primary analysis of studies, and for the analysis of big data. This 26chapter book was written for nonmathematical professionals of medical and health care, in the first place, but, in addition, for anyone involved in any field involving scientific research. The authors have published over twenty innovative metaanalyses from the turn of the century till now. This edition will review the current state of the art, and will use for that purpose the methodological aspects of the authors' own publications, in addition to other relevant methodological issues from the literature. Are there alternative works in the field? Yes, there are, particularly in the field of psychology. Psychologists have invented metaanalyses in 1970, and have continuously updated methodologies. Although very interesting, their work, just like the whole discipline of psychology, is rather explorative in nature, and so is their focus to metaanalysis. Then, there is the field of epidemiologists. Many of them are from the school of angry young men, who publish shocking news all the time, and JAMA and other publishers are happy to publish it. The reality is, of course, that things are usually not as bad as they seem. Finally, some textbooks, written by professional statisticians, tend to use software programs with miserable menu programs and requiring lots of syntax to be learnt. This is prohibitive to clinical and other health professionals. The current edition is the first textbook in the field of metaanalysis entirely written by two clinical scientists, and it consists of many data examples and step by step analyses, mostly from the authors' own clinical research 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 17, 2017) 
Subject 
Metaanalysis.


MetaAnalysis as Topic


Medicine: general issues.


Medical  General.


Metaanalysis


MetaAnĂ¡lisis.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Zwinderman, Aeilko H., author.

ISBN 
9783319558950 

3319558951 

3319558943 

9783319558943 
