data synthesis

meta analysis

A method that uses statistical techniques to combine results from different studies and obtain a quantitative estimate of the overall effect of a particular intervention or variable on a defined outcome—i.e., it is a statistical process for pooling data from many clinical trials to glean a clear answer. Meta-analysis produces a stronger conclusion than can be provided by any individual study.

Cons
Bias, potential for analytical sloppiness, lack of understanding of basic issues, failure to consider major covariates, and overstating the strengths and precision of the results.

data synthesis

Meta-analysis, see there.
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Conduct a systematic review and data synthesis on cryptococcal meningitis related to supportive therapy use
Thus, all researchers must be prepared for the phenomenon of Simpson's paradox that occurs during data aggregation because the paradox holds an important and concerning effect on data synthesis and data analysis.
For the purpose of data synthesis and because of the possibility of studies reporting their findings at different end points, studies assessing the effects of interventions within each of the following time intervals will be regarded as similar in relation to timing of effect measures (such studies may be combined in meta-analysis or meta-synthesis, providing they are similar with respect to other characteristics ie, settings, participants, interventions and outcome or impact measures):
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World Health Organization estimates of the global and regional disease burden of four foodborne chemical toxins, 2010: a data synthesis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review]
It is housed at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) USA, a cross-discipline ecological and data synthesis research centre affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara, and can be accessed and searched at http://jedi.
Three of the five remaining phases correspond to the stage of Concept Development, one to Experimentation and Testing, and one to Data Synthesis.
In particular, Ji and colleagues did not state that the methods of handling the data and data synthesis were pre-specified, following international guidelines, or whether the decision to not aggregate the data was made a priori or post hoc, after viewing the search yield.
For instance; data synthesis and analysis, communication skills, critical appraisal skills, the ability to be able to crystallise what the problem is, make a decision and do it and the ability to stay up working all night.