Apple Academic Press
266 pages | 62 Color Illus. | 17 B/W Illus.
This book introduces the latest meta-analytical methods and discusses their applications in the field of psychiatry. A comprehensive list of methods used in meta-analysis has been described in simple language and demonstrated with real-time examples. This informative volume explains the importance of meta-analysis and describes how it differs from narrative and systematic reviews. It also relates the historical development of meta-analysis and explains methods used for locating and selecting the required studies in a given domain. Suitable software is examined in detail as well.
Introduction. Protocol Writing for Meta-Analysis Study. Formulation of Research Problem. Location Selection of Studies. Quality Assessment of Selected Studies. Effect Sizes of Primary Studies. Preparation of Meta-Analysis Master Sheet. Meta-Analysis Plots. Meta-Analysis of Two Studies. Methods for Pooling Estimates: Fixed Effects Model. Method for Pooling Estimates: Random Effects Model. Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Additional Meta-Analysis Techniques. Reporting Meta-Analysis Results. Implications of Results of Meta-Analysis. Meta-Analysis Software. Running Meta-Analysis Using STATA.