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
       9.2 Types of data and effect measures
       9.3 Study designs and identifying the unit of analysis
          9.3.1 Unit-of-analysis issues
          9.3.2 Cluster-randomized trials
          9.3.3 Cross-over trials
          9.3.4 Repeated observations on participants
          9.3.5 Events that may re-occur
          9.3.6 Multiple treatment attempts
          9.3.7 Multiple body parts I: body parts receive the same intervention
          9.3.8 Multiple body parts II: body parts receive different interventions
          9.3.9 Multiple intervention groups
       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