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titleHow to perform meta-analysis in JBI SUMARI
  • Select [Synthesis] from the top menu bar

  • Select [Meta-Analysis]

  • You will first need to enter a comparison. Select [Create] to do this. Once you have entered the comparison title, you need to create an outcome. Select [Open] and then [Create]. Type in the title of your outcome, select the tick to confirm and then select whether your outcome is dichotomous or continuous

  • Select [Plot]

  • Once in the plotting stage, you will need to put in the parameters for your meta-analysis. You can try some different options here. For starters (and using the drop down menus), select ‘inverse variance’ as the statistical method, use a ‘fixed’ model with the ‘odds ratio’ as the effect measure, with ‘95%’ confidence interval. In the data table, select your study (using the drop down menu) and enter the events and the total sample from both the experimental and control arms. Select [Add] and then complete this information for other studies that contain outcome data This will produce your forest plot.

  • Click [Save] and then [Back] to return to the synthesis home page

Performing  Meta Analysis

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titleHow to export the forest-plot

After the forest-plot has been generated, click the blue [Export] button and select the format and resolution required for your export




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titleHow to perform qualitative synthesis
  • Select [Synthesis] from the top menu bar

  • Select [Qualitative] 

  • Select [Start]

  • The first step is your findings page. Here, enter your study by selecting [Create Study] and enter the author/s name. Select the tick and click on [Open]. Start entering each finding by selecting [Create Finding] You will need to type in the finding and accompanying illustration. Make sure to assign a level of credibility. 


  • Once complete, proceed to the categories page [Categories]. Select [Create Category] to add in the name of the category as well as a summary. All categories will appear on the right hand side of the page. To assign a finding/s (on the left hand side of the page) click on the finding to highlight it. You can select multiple findings at once. Select [Assign Selected] and select the category from the drop down menu. The finding will be moved to the right hand side of the page underneath the designated category.

  • Once you have completed allocating your findings, proceed to the synthesized findings page [Synthesized Findings] Select [Create] to create a new synthesized finding. You will also need to add a description. To assign a category/categories (on the left hand side of the page) click on the category to highlight it. You can select multiple categories at once. Select [Assign Selected] and select the Synthesized Finding from the drop down menu. The category/categories will be moved to the right hand side of the page underneath the designated synthesized finding.


  • Once completed select [Meta-Aggregative Flowchart].

Performing Qualitative Synthesis

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titleHow to export the meta-aggregative flowchart

To export the meta-aggregative flowchart hover your cursor over the flowchart. A pop-up should appear providing you with different image formats in which the flowchart can be exported.