Meta-analysis using Stata®

Organizer: Metrika Consulting

Date: Friday December 9, 2011

Place: Stockholm

Language: English

Registration: Just write an email to Metrika Consulting

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of methods to perform meta-analysis using Stata. We will cover Stata commands for a variety of tasks: data preparation and input, fixed and random-effect models, forest plots (publication quality graph), heterogeneity across studies, publications bias, sensitivity analysis, meta-regression models and dose-response trend analysis.


The course is intended for anyone who wishes or needs to use Stata® for meta-analysis of medical literature. No previous knowledge of Stata or of statistics is required, although familiarity with Microsoft Windows will be assumed. Students will gain the familiarity with Stata by practicing.

Preliminary outline of the course

Morning session

  • Brief introduction to Stata
  • Get the data ready for meta-analysis
  • Fixed-effect meta-analysis
  • Random-effect meta-analysis
  • Forest plot

Afternoon session

  • Heterogeneity across studies
  • Assessing publication bias
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Dose-response meta-analysis

  9:00 - 12:00 Morning Session
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Session

The students will have their hands on a keyboard with Stata running troughout the learning sessions. Each learning session will give equal weight to tutorials and practical exercises.

Course material

Lecture notes, datasets, exercises, and solutions will be available over the internet for the students.

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