Classes Archive

June
2017

Advanced Google: Services, Tools and Search Techniques

Most Google users type a few terms into the search box, click "Google Search" and hope for the best. This workshop will take you beyond the level of "optimistic amateur" and provide you with a core set of search techniques and a shiny toolkit of desktop utilities you'll find it ... More
June
2016

Clinical Research Toolkit

This workshop will showcase some of the less well-known, but increasingly important tools and databases available to members of the Stanford community. For most interdisciplinary research, PubMed and Google (or Google Scholar) lack the breadth and precision needed to guarantee a comprehensive literature review. Therefore, it’s critical that researchers consider ... More
July
2016

Systematic Reviews Part 1: Literature Database Selection, Search Strategies & Reference Management - Archive

A well-designed literature review is a critical part of any systematic review or meta-analysis. This presentation will expose you to the tools, strategies and expertise necessary for an efficient and comprehensive literature review. The session will cover elements of database selection; effective search strategy development in collaboration with a research ... More
August
2015

Systematic Reviews Part 2: Screening Studies for Systematic Reviews Using Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Systematic reviews are heavily influenced by the studies that have been identified and included in a review. To help decide which studies to include and which data a reviewer needs, we will discuss transparent methods that should be employed. We will provide a brief introduction to Covidence, a web-based application ... More
September
2015

Systematic Reviews Part 3: Data Analysis

After a researcher has decided to perform a meta-analysis, an analysis plan would normally be drawn up that can include: how to decide if there is evidence of an effect, estimating the size of the effect, evaluating consistency of results across included studies, and/or the strength of evidence for the ... More
September
2015

Systematic Reviews Part 4: Presenting Results, Heterogeneity, and Publication Bias

We will revisit meta-analysis approaches for different types of data, including dichotomous and continuous data using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis Software and RevMan. There are a number of ways to present findings in tables and figures, and we will highlight a few common methods.  This session will also cover how to evaluate ... More

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