Course: Introduction Meta-Analysis

The course is intended for post-doc students or senior researchers who have a demonstrated interest in scientific reviews and would like to learn meta-analysis methodology.

Preference is given to participants involved in activities linked to or supported by AgriFoSe2030. PhD students in the final phase of their studies can also be accepted if highly motivated. Students from both natural and social science / economics backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Scope and Objectives

Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesising research evidence across independent studies. The method allows quantitative analyses of the magnitude of effects and has a high degree of objectivity because it is based on a standardised set of statistical procedures. Meta-analysis was originally developed in medicine and social sciences, but is nowadays also widely applied in areas such as ecology, agronomy and animal sciences.

The main teacher will be Professor Julia Koricheva at the Royal Holloway University of London. She is professor in ecology and has written a large number of scientific review papers using meta-analysis and she is lead editor of the recent book 'Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution', Princeton University Press. She is regularly running courses on meta-analysis for an international audience.

Time: 2016-11-28 - 2016-12-04
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Organiser: AgriFoSe2030
Last signup date: 1 October 2016
Price: The course is free of charge. Travel, accommodation and meals are included.

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Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, SLU
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