School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Visiting Academic Speaks on Statistical Meta-Analysis

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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science on the Pietermaritzburg campus hosted visiting Professor Ding-Geng Chen who gave a talk on statistical meta-analysis.

Meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of various scientific studies to test a hypothesis and reach a more reliable and efficient conclusion.

Chen is a Professor in Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health in the United States and a Distinguished Professor at the School of Social Work at the Wallace H Kuralt Centre at West Charlotte also in the United States.

Chen is also Chair of the DST-NRF-SAMRC SARChI, an extraordinary Professor in Biostatistics at the Department of Statistics at the University of Pretoria, and extraordinary Professor at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at UKZN.

Given the wide applicability of meta-analysis in research, Chen’s talk attracted a wide audience of academics and students from an array of disciplines.

‘We would like to extend our gratitude to Professor Chen for giving a very informative talk and taking the time to share his research and meta-analysis methodologies,’ said UKZN’s Professor Henry Mwambi.

Words: Pumla Dlamini