Research Synthesis Methods

(The TQCC of Research Synthesis Methods is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Risk‐of‐bias VISualization (robvis): An R package and Shiny web app for visualizing risk‐of‐bias assessments1641
Optimally estimating the sample standard deviation from the five‐number summary239
Meta‐analysis of prevalence: I2 statistic and how to deal with heterogeneity134
Investigating and dealing with publication bias and other reporting biases in meta‐analyses of health research: A review118
The orchard plot: Cultivating a forest plot for use in ecology, evolution, and beyond109
Citationchaser: A tool for transparent and efficient forward and backward citation chasing in systematic searching99
The effect direction plot revisited: Application of the 2019 Cochrane Handbook guidance on alternative synthesis methods81
Introduction to PRISMA 2020 and implications for research synthesis methodologists79
Graphical enhancements to summary receiver operating characteristic plots to facilitate the analysis and reporting of meta‐analysis of diagnostic test accuracy data73
A historical review of publication bias68
On weakly informative prior distributions for the heterogeneity parameter in Bayesian random‐effects meta‐analysis54
Zero‐cell corrections in random‐effects meta‐analyses52
Graphical Representation of Overlap for OVErviews: GROOVE tool52
Funnel plots may show asymmetry in the absence of publication bias with continuous outcomes dependent on baseline risk: presentation of a new publication bias test50
Using artificial intelligence methods for systematic review in health sciences: A systematic review46
Improving the reporting quality of reliability generalization meta‐analyses: The REGEMA checklist42
Revisiting and expanding the meta‐analysis of variation: The log coefficient of variation ratio42
Meta‐analytic structural equation modeling made easy: A tutorial and web application for one‐stage MASEM34
Detecting publication selection bias through excess statistical significance34
Estimating publication bias in meta‐analyses of peer‐reviewed studies: A meta‐meta‐analysis across disciplines and journal tiers33
Estimating the prevalence of missing experiments in a neuroimaging meta‐analysis28
Applying and reporting relevance, richness and rigour in realist evidence appraisals: Advancing key concepts in realist reviews28
Robust Bayesian meta‐analysis: Model‐averaging across complementary publication bias adjustment methods27
Creating effective interrupted time series graphs: Review and recommendations26
Identifying and managing problematic trials: A research integrity assessment tool for randomized controlled trials in evidence synthesis26
Methods for population adjustment with limited access to individual patient data: A review and simulation study25
The application of AMSTAR2 in 32 overviews of systematic reviews of interventions for mental and behavioural disorders: A cross‐sectional study23
What every researcher should know about searching – clarified concepts, search advice, and an agenda to improve finding in academia22
Using information‐theoretic approaches for model selection in meta‐analysis22
Barriers and facilitators systematic reviews in health: A methodological review and recommendations for reviewers21
Development and validation of study filters for identifying controlled non‐randomized studies in PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE20
Lost in reviews: Looking for the involvement of stakeholders, patients, public and other non‐researcher contributors in realist reviews19
ccaR: A package for assessing primary study overlap across systematic reviews in overviews19
Data sharing—trialists' plans at registration, attitudes, barriers and facilitators: A cohort study and cross‐sectional survey18
The Kilim plot: A tool for visualizing network meta‐analysis results for multiple outcomes18
A generalized‐weights solution to sample overlap in meta‐analysis16
What you see depends on where you sit: The effect of geographical location on web‐searching for systematic reviews: A case study16
Variations of mixed methods reviews approaches: A case study16
Methodological guidance for rapid reviews in healthcare: A scoping review16
Outlier detection and influence diagnostics in network meta‐analysis15
Alternative weighting schemes when performing matching‐adjusted indirect comparisons15
Estimating the reference range from a meta‐analysis14
Assessing context suitability (generalizability, external validity, applicability or transferability) of findings in evidence syntheses in healthcare—An integrative review of methodological guidance14
Applying machine classifiers to update searches: Analysis from two case studies14
Parametric G‐computation for compatible indirect treatment comparisons with limited individual patient data14
Meta‐analysis of continuous outcomes: Using pseudo IPD created from aggregate data to adjust for baseline imbalance and assess treatment‐by‐baseline modification14
Synthesis of evidence from zero‐events studies: A comparison of one‐stage framework methods14
Evaluation of the comprehensiveness, accuracy and currency of the Cochrane COVID‐19 Study Register for supporting rapid evidence synthesis production14
Extracting data from graphs: A case‐study on animal research with implications for meta‐analyses13
How to decide whether a systematic review is stable and not in need of updating: Analysis of Cochrane reviews13
Using Monte Carlo experiments to select meta‐analytic estimators13
Using collaboration networks to identify authorship dependence in meta‐analysis results13
Equivalence of entropy balancing and the method of moments for matching‐adjusted indirect comparison13
The ScHARR LMIC filter: Adapting a low‐ and middle‐income countries geographic search filter to identify studies on preterm birth prevention and management12
A critical reflection on computing the sampling variance of the partial correlation coefficient12
Citation tracking for systematic literature searching: A scoping review11
Assessing the risk of bias in choice of search sources for environmental meta‐analyses11
Bibliometric study of ‘overviews of systematic reviews’ of health interventions: Evaluation of prevalence, citation and journal impact factor11
Retrospective median power, false positive meta‐analysis and large‐scale replication11
A new taxonomy was developed for overlap across 'overviews of systematic reviews': A meta‐research study of research waste10
Degree irregularity and rank probability bias in network meta‐analysis10
Cumulative meta‐analysis: What works10
The age of abundant scholarly information and its synthesis– A time when ‘just google it’ is no longer enough10
Reverse‐Bayes methods for evidence assessment and research synthesis10
Interval estimation of the overall treatment effect in random‐effects meta‐analyses: Recommendations from a simulation study comparing frequentist, Bayesian, and bootstrap methods10
Meta‐analyzing individual participant data from studies with complex survey designs: A tutorial on using the two‐stage approach for data from educational large‐scale a9
Double arcsine transform not appropriate for meta‐analysis9
Rapid evidence synthesis approach for limits on the search date: How rapid could it be?9
A Bayesian approach to assessing small‐study effects in meta‐analysis of a binary outcome with controlled false positive rate9
Location‐scale models for meta‐analysis9
Reevaluation of statistically significant meta‐analyses in advanced cancer patients using the Hartung–Knapp method and prediction intervals—A methodological study9
IPDmada: An R Shiny tool for analyzing and visualizing individual patient data meta‐analyses of diagnostic test accuracy9
Study specific prediction intervals for random‐effects meta‐analysis: A tutorial9
Utilizing radar graphs in the visualization of simulation and estimation results in network meta‐analysis9
An empirical comparison of three methods for multiple cutoff diagnostic test meta‐analysis of the Patient Health Questionnaire‐9 (PHQ‐9) depression screening tool using published data vs in9
Examining how meta‐analytic methods perform in the presence of bias: A simulation study8
Interactive Web‐based Data Visualization and Analysis Tool for Synthetizing on‐farm Research Networks Data8
On the moments of Cochran's Q statistic under the null hypothesis, with application to the meta‐analysis of risk difference8
Including non‐English language articles in systematic reviews: A reflection on processes for identifying low‐cost sources of translation support8
Machine learning in systematic reviews: Comparing automated text clustering with Lingo3G and human researcher categorization in a rapid review8
In‐depth evaluation of machine learning methods for semi‐automating article screening in a systematic review of mechanistic literature8
Enhanced access to recommendations from the Cochrane Handbook for improving authors' judgments about risk of bias: A randomized controlled trial8
Paperfetcher: A tool to automate handsearching and citation searching for systematic reviews7
Quantifying the robustness of primary analysis results: A case study on missing outcome data in pairwise and network meta‐analysis7
Risk of bias assessment in preclinical literature using natural language processing7
When is the evidence conclusive? Analysis of systematic reviews for which Cochrane declared that conclusions will not change with further studies7
Cluster wild bootstrapping to handle dependent effect sizes in meta‐analysis with a small number of studies7
A search of only four key databases would identify most randomized controlled trials of acupuncture: A meta‐epidemiological study7
Systematic review of the methodological literature for integrating qualitative evidence syntheses into health guideline development7
Machine learning for identifying relevant publications in updates of systematic reviews of diagnostic test studies7