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An introduction to systematic reviews: Finding research evidence for decision-making

Are you considering a comprehensive literature review or meta-analysis? Are you trying to answer a question with evidence from the literature? Would you like your literature searches to be more transparent and reproducible?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this workshop is for you. Originating in the field of medicine, systematic reviews offer a methodology for comprehensively finding and synthesizing research evidence to answer a specific and well-defined research question. Even if you aren’t planning a full systematic review, these methods can help you add rigor and reproducibility to your searches. This workshop will cover the basics to help you get started and better understand the process and implications of undertaking a systematic review.

In this workshop, we’ll cover:

  • Differences between a systematic review and a traditional literature review
  • Developing a systematic review question and protocol
  • Constructing comprehensive searches and documentation
  • An overview of tools used in systematic reviews like Rayyan and Covidence

The workshop will be an hour long and the instructors will be available after the workshop for one-on-one consultations.

No previous experience is required. Feel free to bring your lunch and a laptop for hands-on activities. 

Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio B
Hunt Library
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