2023-2024 / PSYC5931-1

Meta-analysis and systematic review in psychology


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Olivier Bruyère, Nancy Durieux


Nancy Durieux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The objective of this course is to provide the student with elements required to interpret and to analyze critically a systematic review - meta-analysis on a topic related to psychological sciences.

The course focuses on the following topics:

  • Systematic review of the literature;
  • Advanced bibliographic search;
  • Meta-analysis;
  • Assessment of the risk of bias of included studies;
  • Critical approach to systematic reviews - meta-analyses. 



Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will be able to interpret and to analyze critically a systematic review - meta-analysis on a topic related to psychological sciences.




Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The skills acquired in PSYC0085-2 will be useful in achieving the competencies in METO1024-1.




Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course will consist of face-to-face sessions, several podcasts, and individual work at home.



Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes will be available via eCampus.



Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Course assessment (written exam) will take place according to the Faculty calendar. The assessment will evaluate the knowledge and skills learnt on the course (see Learning outcomes).
In order to undertake the assessment, students will need to show their ULiège student card.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

For the examination procedures, please refer to the official rules available on the University website.


Please, use only your ULiege address (XXX@student.uliege.be) for any exchange of mails and specify in the subject line of your email the title of the course (METO1024).

Olivier Bruyère, Professor
Division of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics
University of Liege
CHU Sart Tilman, Bât B23
4000 Liège
Tel.: +32 (0)4 366 25 81
Fax: +32 (0)4 366 28 12
E-mail: olivier.bruyere@uliegebe

Nancy Durieux, Associate Professor
Université de Liège
Faculté de Psychologie, Logopédie et des Sciences de l'Education
Bât. B32 (local 2.36B)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs 2
4000 Liège
Tel. : +32 (0)4 366 96 26
E-mail : Nancy.Durieux@uliege.be





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