Introduction to Systematic Reviews SOLD OUT
This workshop will be held over four mornings and provides authors at the beginning of the systematic review process, with an in-depth understanding of how reviews are structured. It offers
This workshop will be held over four mornings and provides authors at the beginning of the systematic review process, with an in-depth understanding of how reviews are structured. It offers an insight into the development of a protocol, introducing participants to methodology, search methods, data extraction and meta-analysis. This workshop also includes an introduction to RevMan software and its use during protocol development.
Date: 24th, 28th, 31st January & 4th February 2022
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Places: 25 available for individuals who are resident on the island of Ireland
Skill level: Introductory
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, decision-makers and Evidence Synthesis Ireland fellows who have identified a review topic and are ready to begin working on their protocol.
Prerequisites: Have a basic knowledge of health research. Are interested in learning more on the methodology of a review. Participants are requested to install the RevMan software and bring their laptop to the workshop.
Learning outcomes: In this course participants will be enabled to:
- Understand the basic principles of a systematic review
- Identify the scope of their review
- Understand search methods and apply these methods to their search strategy
- Apply the criteria for selecting studies
- Understand the principles of creating a data collection form and data extraction
- Attain a basic understanding of principles of meta-analysis
- Identify heterogeneity and understand the methods for assessing and addressing it.
Teaching strategies: The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations, led by members of the Cochrane Ireland teaching faculty covering each of the stages of developing a systematic review protocol, small group activities and plenary discussions, providing participants with the opportunity to develop and refine their protocol.
Prof. Declan Devane, Director of ESI & Cochrane Ireland, Professor of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway.
Dr Julie Broderick, Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.
January 24 (Monday) 10:00 am - February 4 (Friday) 1:00 pm