The vision for the Open-Meta app is that it will unleash the power to discover what’s real to anyone who is willing to work in the open, subject to the review of others.
It should be both useful in itself as a tool and useful for teaching best practices in reviewing and synthesizing research.
It should support the entire process of creating a systematic review and meta-analysis, from writing a project protocol based on the PRISMA-P guidelines, to uploading citations from academic databases, through stage 1 review, data extraction, and statistical analysis, to downloading graphics, tables, and bibliographies for publication.
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Yikes. I am constantly mixing up “systematic” review and “structured” review. For the record, there are structured abstracts and structured data, but structured reviews aren’t a thing.
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In an earlier entry, I mentioned that the technological center of a systematic review is CRUD – providing a way for the user to create, read, update, and delete information contained in published reports of randomized controlled trials.
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When one of my kids was about six, a friend spent a day teaching him how to ski. At the end of the afternoon she took him to the top of a short but steep hill and assured him he could now ski down it. He looked down the hill then up at her and asked, “But why?”
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