The MACH project – Meta-analysis, Complexity and Heterogeneity

The project is developing guidance for systematic reviewers when making a decision about whether or not to use a meta-analytical approach to the synthesis of quantitative evidence, with a particular emphasis on the synthesis of studies of complex interventions.

This a collaboration between LSHTM, the EPPI Centre, the University of Warwick and the University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.

 

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Recent publications from the MACH project:

Interpretive analysis of 85 systematic reviews suggests that narrative syntheses and meta-analyses are incommensurate in argumentation.
Melendez-Torres GJ, O’Mara-Eves A, Thomas J, Brunton G, Caird J, Petticrew M. Interpretive analysis of 85 systematic reviews suggests that narrative syntheses and meta-analyses are incommensurate in argumentation. Res Synth Methods. 2016 Nov 17. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1231.

Meta-analysis, complexity, and heterogeneity: a qualitative interview study of researchers’ methodological values and practices.
Lorenc T, Felix L, Petticrew M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Thomas S, O’Mara-Eves A, Richardson M. Meta-analysis, complexity, and heterogeneity: a qualitative interview study of researchers’ methodological values and practices. Syst Rev. 2016 Nov 16;5(1):192.

Alcohol advertising and public health: systems perspectives versus narrow perspectives.
Petticrew M, Shemilt I, Lorenc T, Marteau TM, Melendez-Torres GJ, O’Mara-Eves A, Stautz K, Thomas J. Alcohol advertising and public health: systems perspectives versus narrow perspectives. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2016 Oct 27. pii: jech-2016-207644. doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-207644. [Epub ahead of print] 

 

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