Educational Course - Half Day (4 hours)
15 min lecture + 5 min for questions
Understanding the role of meta-analyses in neuroimaging and the broad families of methods.
Points to cover
- Give a brief history of meta-analyses in neuroimaging, including how new methods were developed to suit image-based results and the particular limitations of neuroimaging studies.
- Explain the main uses of meta-analyses: synthesizing past results, developing new hypotheses, and interpreting novel results.
- Outline the broad families of methods: coordinate- versus image-based methods, and manual versus automated methods.
- Start with a poll to ask about participants’ experience performing and using/reading meta-analyses.
- As we wait for participants to join the call, give them the opportunity to give a brief answer to “What are meta-analyses used for in neuroimaging?” in a Google Form. The answers will be visualized in a word cloud using pre-prepared code, and we’ll share the word cloud when the lecturer talks about the uses of meta-analyses.
- We will conclude with 5 minutes for participant questions.