Front page
Handbook information
Part 1: Cochrane reviews
Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews
    5 Defining the review question and developing criteria for including studies
    6 Searching for studies
    7 Selecting studies and collecting data
       7.1 Introduction
       7.2 Selecting studies
          7.2.1 Studies (not reports) as the unit of interest
          7.2.2 Identifying multiple reports from the same study
          7.2.3 A typical process for selecting studies
          7.2.4 Implementation of the selection process
          7.2.5 Selecting 'excluded studies'
          7.2.6 Measuring agreement
             Introductory text
    Calculations for a simple kappa statistic
             Table 7.2.a: Data for calculation of a simple kappa statistic
             Table 7.2.b: Example data for calculation of a simple kappa
       7.3 What data to collect
       7.4 Sources of data
       7.5 Data collection forms
       7.6 Extracting data from reports
       7.7 Extracting study results and converting to the desired format
       7.8 Managing data
       7.9 Chapter information
       7.10 References
    8 Assessing risk of bias in included studies
    9 Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses
    10 Addressing reporting biases
    11 Presenting results and 'Summary of findings' tables
    12 Interpreting results and drawing conclusions
Part 3: Special topics
Additional material