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Data synthesis overview
Now that you have extracted your data, the next step is to synthesise the data.
Move through the slide deck below to learn about data synthesis. Alternatively, download the PDF document at the bottom of this box.
This document is a printable version of the slide deck above.
Forest plot example
If you have conducted a meta-analysis, you can present a summary of each study and your overall findings in a forest plot.
Select the i icons in the image below to learn about each component of a forest plot.
Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge about meta-analysis and forest plots in the activity below.
Guidelines and standards
Items 13a - 13f of the PRISMA 2020 Checklist address synthesis methods and are described further in the Explanation and Elaboration document.