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
    8 Assessing risk of bias in included studies
    9 Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses
       9.1 Introduction
          9.1.1 Do not start here!
          9.1.2 Planning the analysis
          9.1.3 Why perform a meta-analysis in a review?
          9.1.4 When not to use meta-analysis in a review
          9.1.5 What does a meta-analysis entail?
          9.1.6 Which comparisons should be made?
          9.1.7 Writing the analysis section of the protocol
       9.2 Types of data and effect measures
       9.3 Study designs and identifying the unit of analysis
       9.4 Summarizing effects across studies
       9.5 Heterogeneity
       9.6 Investigating heterogeneity
       9.7 Sensitivity analyses
       9.8 Chapter information
       Box 9.8.a: The Cochrane Statistical Methods Group
       9.9 References
    10 Addressing reporting biases
    11 Presenting results and 'Summary of findings' tables
    12 Interpreting results and drawing conclusions
Part 3: Special topics
Additional material