Featured readings on evidence synthesis

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Alejandro R. Jadad, R. Andrew Moore, Dawn Carroll, Crispin Jenkinson, D. John M Reynolds, David J. Gavaghan, Henry J. McQuay (1996) Assessing the quality of reports of randomized clinical trials: Is blinding necessary?, Controlled Clinical Trials 17(1), p. 1-12, doi:10.1016/0197-2456(95)00134-4

Trisha Greenhalgh (1997) How to read a paper: Assessing the methodological quality of published papers, British Medical Journal 315(7103), p. 305-308, pdf, doi:10.1007/sl

David Moher, Ba' Pham, Alison Jones, Deborah J. Cook, Alejandro R. Jadad, Michael Moher, Peter Tugwell, Terry P. Klassen (1998) Does quality of reports of randomised trials affect estimates of intervention efficacy reported in meta-analyses?, Lancet 352(9128), p. 609-613, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(98)01085-X

Peter Jüni (1999) The Hazards of Scoring the Quality of Clinical Trials for Meta-analysis, Jama 282(11), p. 1054, url, doi:10.1001/jama.282.11.1054

P. Juni, Douglas G. Altman, Matthias Egger (2001) Systematic reviews in health care: Assessing the quality of controlled clinical trials, Bmj 323(7303), p. 42-46, url, doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7303.42

M. Petticrew (2001) Systematic reviews from astronomy to zoology: myths and misconceptions, Bmj 322(7278), p. 98-101, BMJ Publishing Group, url, doi:10.1136/bmj.322.7278.98

Julian P T Higgins, Simon G Thompson, Jonathan J Deeks, Douglas G Altman (2003) Measuring inconsistency in meta-analyses, BMJ : British Medical Journal 327(7414), p. 557-560, pdf, doi:10.1136/bmj.327.7414.557

Julian P T Higgins Senior Statistician, Douglas G Altman Director, Peter C Gøtzsche Director, Peter Jüni () The Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing risk of bias in randomised trials, pdf, doi:10.1136/bmj.d5928

Thomas McGinn, Peter C. Wyer, Thomas B. Newman, Sheri Keitz, Rosanne Leipzig, Gordon Guyatt (2004) Tips for learners of evidence-based medicine: 3. Measures of observer variability (kappa statistic), Cmaj 171(11), p. 1369-1373, doi:10.1503/cmaj.1031981

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Ashley P Jones, Tracey Remmington, Paula R Williamson, Deborah Ashby, Rosalind L Smyth (2005) High prevalence but low impact of data extraction and reporting errors were found in Cochrane systematic reviews, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 58, p. 741-742, pdf, doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2004.11.024

L. P Moja (2005) Assessment of methodological quality of primary studies by systematic reviews: results of the metaquality cross sectional study, Bmj 330(7499), p. 1053-0, url, doi:10.1136/bmj.38414.515938.8F

Leon Bax, Ly-Mee Yu, Noriaki Ikeda, Karel GM Moons (2007) A systematic comparison of software dedicated to meta-analysis of causal studies, BMC Medical Research Methodology 7(1), p. 40, url, doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-40

Daniel Hind, Andrew Booth (2007) Do health technology assessments comply with QUOROM diagram guidance? An empirical study, BMC Medical Research Methodology 7(1), p. 49, url, doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-49

Beverley J Shea, Jeremy M Grimshaw, George A Wells, Maarten Boers, Neil Andersson, Candyce Hamel, Ashley C Porter, Peter Tugwell, David Moher, Lex M Bouter (2007) Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews, BMC Medical Research Methodology 7(1), p. 10, url, doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-10

Andreas Lundh, Peter C Gøtzsche (2008) Recommendations by Cochrane Review Groups for assessment of the risk of bias in studies, BMC Medical Research Methodology 8(1), p. 22, url, doi:10.1186/1471-2288-8-22

L. Wood, M. Egger, L. L. Gluud, K. F Schulz, P. Juni, D. G Altman, C. Gluud, R. M Martin, A. J G Wood, J. A C Sterne (2008) Empirical evidence of bias in treatment effect estimates in controlled trials with different interventions and outcomes: meta-epidemiological study, Bmj 336(7644), p. 601-605, url, doi:10.1136/bmj.39465.451748.AD

Martin Bland (2009) Randomisation methods, p. 1-5, url

Nina Buscemi, Lisa Hartling, Ben Vandermeer, Lisa Tjosvold, Terry P Klassen () Single data extraction generated more errors than double data extraction in systematic reviews, pdf, doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2005.11.010

A. Liberati, D. G Altman, J. Tetzlaff, C. Mulrow, P. C Gotzsche, J. P A Ioannidis, M. Clarke, P J Devereaux, J. Kleijnen, D. Moher (2009) The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate healthcare interventions: explanation and elaboration, Bmj 339(jul21 1), p. b2700-b2700, url, doi:10.1136/bmj.b2700

Chris Littlewood, Jon Ashton, Ken Chance-Larsen, Stephen May, Ben Sturrock () The quality of reporting might not reflect the quality of the study: implications for undertaking and appraising a systematic review, pdf, doi:10.1179/2042618611Y.0000000013

D Moher, A Liberati, J Tetzlaff, D G Altman, The PRISMA Group (2009) Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement (Reprinted from Annals of Internal Medicine), Physical Therapy 89(9), p. 873-880, url, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000097

J. A. C. Sterne, A. J. Sutton, J. P. A. Ioannidis, N. Terrin, D. R. Jones, J. Lau, J. Carpenter, G. Rucker, R. M. Harbord, C. H. Schmid, J. Tetzlaff, J. J. Deeks, J. Peters, P. Macaskill, G. Schwarzer, S. Duval, D. G. Altman, D. Moher, J. P. T. Higgins (2011) Recommendations for examining and interpreting funnel plot asymmetry in meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials, Bmj 343(jul22 1), p. d4002-d4002, url, doi:10.1136/bmj.d4002

Zachary Munn, Cindy Stern, Edoardo Aromataris, Craig Lockwood, Zoe Jordan (2018) What kind of systematic review should I conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences, BMC Medical Research Methodology 18(5), p. 1-9, url, doi:10.1186/s12874-017-0468-4