Introduction to meta-analysis: Theory and practice

Cristina Scarpazza
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale

Meta-analyses are conducted to assess the strength of scientific evidence. Despite meta-analyses are powerful tools their usefulness is still limited. This course is designed to introduce the methodology of meta-analysis, with a particular focus on meta-analysis of neuroimaging data, with the aim to provide students with a solid basis to start their Ph.D. project.

- Why are meta-analyses important?
- Why meta-analyses can be important for your Ph.D. project?
- Meta-analysis: concepts
- Meta-analysis of neuroimaging data: strengths and limitations
- How to extract the data from the literature: practical exercises
- How to efficiently conduct the meta-analysis: practical exercises

Introductory reading
Tahmasian, M., Sepehry, A. A., Samea, F., Khodadadifar, T., Soltaninejad, Z., & Javaheripour, N. Practical recommendations to conduct a neuroimaging meta-analysis for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Müller, V. I., Cieslik, E. C., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T., Radua, J., Mataix-Cols, D., ... & Wager, T. D. (2018). Ten simple rules for neuroimaging meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 84, 151-161.

Course requirements

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17 Feb 2020, 13:00-16:00
18 Feb 2020, 13:00-16:00

Seminar Room 1, via Venezia 8, Dept of General Psychology (ground floor, to the right)

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