The University of Bristol School of Social and Community Medicine is running the course Introduction to Network Meta-Analysis in Bristol, UK on 9-10 February 2015. Tutors include Nicky Welton, Deborah Caldwell, Sofia Dias and Julian Higgins.
Course aims and objectives: By the end of the course participants should be able to:
- understand what indirect comparisons and network meta-analysis are and why they are used
- perform indirect comparisons using Stata
- perform network meta-analysis using Stata
- understand the assumptions made in network meta-analysis
- be aware of different techniques to present the results from network meta-analysis
- be able to critically appraise a paper that uses network meta-analysis
Who the course is intended for: This course is designed for health care researchers, statisticians, systematic reviewers and decision analysts. Pre-requisites for the course are: experience of meta-analysis in Stata (to the level covered by our course Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis), and knowledge of statistical methods including logistic regression (to the level of our courseIntroduction to Linear and Logistic Regression Models). An understanding of research designs (to the level of our course Basic Epidemiology) would also be helpful.
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