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an introductory tutorial on how to quickly search, review and analyze informaiton
contained in health care literature. You can conduct meta-analysis at a number of levels:
from a full scale study to for very personal reasons to summarize results across studies.
Generally has four steps:
Develop a research question and identify studies
Select between fixed effects model and random effects model
Calculate a summary effect and interpret the results in the light of findings.
In this tutorial, it is assumed that you already have a research question in mind, and you are familiar with using spreadsheets.