Postdoc - Cancer Genomics

Introduction to meta-analysis in R

Introduction to meta-analysis in R (Online tutorial)

Description

This is a short course on meta-analysis in R. The goal is to get the participants familiar with R code and to use it to perform a meta-analysis of published results. The materials are delivered in the form of self-paced interactive exercises.

Objectives

• To get familiar with R as a tool for data analysis
• To apply basic arithmetic and statistics in R
• To learn how to perform meta-analysis in R using the metafore package

Format

Each module is delivered in two steps

• practice/practice/: interactive exercises to introduce concepts
• homework/homework/: more exercises to test understanding

Outline

• Getting started in R
• Basic statistics in R
• Evaluating the effects of the BCG vaccine
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