Meta-analysis in Medical Research: The handbook for the understanding and practice of meta-analysis

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 112 pages
This book is a joint package of a practical manual on how to undertake meta-analysis in medicine together with an accompanying CD-ROM. This provides individuals with access to meta-analysis software and the instructions and guidance on how to undertake them.

The software package contains a computer program 'Metanalysis' which performs statistical analyses for the meta-analysis. It has some unique features currently not available in other meta-analysis software packages:

  • ability to import graphics into Word, PowerPoint etc
  • Galbraith's plots
  • cumulative meta-analysis
  • number needed to treat
  • publication bias assessment

The graphics generated by the software are in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Click here to view sample graphics.

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This book is totally useless.
This book is short, 98 pages in total, approximately 50% are computer screen-saver pictures and tables, devided in 7 chapters. The first 6 chapters talk about the
basics of metaanalysis, which is really very very basic. The last chapter explains how to use a computer program of meta-analysis, provided on a CD as part of the book.
This program is useless also.
This program cannot be installed on Vista or Win-7. So I installed on a Win-XP computer.
This program allows you to enter information of publicaton year, publication journal, the arthor, type of application (full paper vs abstract), rank of publicaton quality (you decide), which I think is not necessary.
For real data entry, this program allows you to enter information of "expos" and "events" and "drop" in two groups (placebo and treated). That's all. Nothing else. Although the book say all data is saved automatically, anything you saved cannot be reopened. The worst part, this program does not do anything. The output graphs are always standard graphs (no matter what data you entered, you will see the same graphs)!!!
Absolutely useless.

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