Systematic Review Workshop

Welcome to a workshop on Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences. Find out more about the programme and book your place. 

Wednesday | Thursday

Programme Wednesday

09:30 – 10:00

Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 10:30

Introduction to the workshop

Welcome / Mikaela Aamodt

Introduction / Claire Stansfield

10:30 – 12:30

What are systematic approaches to reviewing?
Definitions, different types of review, stages of a review

Variation in reviews across subject fields
Key dimensions of difference and examples from different topics

Challenges and critiques of systematic reviews
Overview of key criticisms of SRs and some of their limitations

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 

The roles and responsibilities within the review team
Overview of the different skills needed for conducting a systematic
review, with an emphasis on the information specialist’s
role and organising a team

The perception and use of systematic reviews by end users
The role of SRs in evidence-informed policy and their impact;
the uptake and use of systematic reviews by different stakeholders

Setting the scope of a review
Review questions, conceptual frameworks, and inclusion criteria

15:00 – 15:15

Break

15:15 – 17:00

Setting the scope of a review, continued

Developing a review protocol (part 1)
Importance of a protocol, elements of a protocol, worked example

Wrap up. End of day 1

Programme Thursday

09:00 – 11:00

Recap of Day 1 and introduction to Day 2!

Critically appraising reviews
Appraising the conduct of my own review and appraising the reporting of published reviews.
Informal appraisals and formal appraisal tools.

11:00 – 11:15

Break

11:15 – 12:30

Creative approaches to study identification
Reflect on how searching, screening and inclusion criteria relate to other aspects of the review.
lanning the review to attain a balance between searching and screening and the resources of the review.
Can technology assist?

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Communication within the review team
What discussions between team members need to occur from the outset to the completed review?
hat compromises might be possible/necessary?

Developing a review protocol (part 2)
Practice writing a systematic review protocol using a template

Recap and question time

About the workshop

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe different purposes of and approaches to systematic reviewing in the social sciences
  2. Critique ‘systematic reviewing’ more broadly, as well as critically appraise specific reviews
  3. Consider ways of working within a systematic review team
  4. Understand the position of systematic reviews in evidence-informed policy, both in terms of possible impact and factors that affect their use
  5. Consider the key elements in planning a review and developing a review protocol, with special emphasis on setting the scope of a review

Who should attend

This seminar is aimed at participants working in academic libraries with an special interest in the methodology of systematic reviews in the Social Sciences.

Workshop format

The two-day workshop combines a series of short lectures and exercises, led by staff from EPPI-Centre. Extensive handout materials are provided.

The seminar language is English, and participants will be expected to actively participate in  discussions. 

Topics Covered

The workshop will address the following topics:

    • What are systematic approaches to reviewing? (Definitions, different types of review, stages of a review)
    • Setting the scope of a review (research questions, inclusion/exclusion criteria)
    • Designing a systematic review (planning issues)
    • Developing a review protocol
    • Critically appraising a systematic review
    • The perception, use, and impact of systematic reviews by end users, including contribution to evidence-informed policy
    • Challenges and critiques of systematic reviews
    • Variation in reviews across subject fields
    • Different skills needed for conducting a systematic review (with an emphasis on the information specialist’s role and organising a team)

    Practical Information  

    Bring you own laptop

    Registration

    Registation is now longer possible.

    We have reached the maxium number of participants.  

    Workshop fee is 1500 NOK. The fee includes handouts, training material, lunches and coffee breaks for both workshop days, and dinner Wednesday 5th of June. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation.

    Cancellation Policy

    No refunds will be made for cancellations, but registered participants are allowed to give their spot to someone else. 

    Organizer

    Fagbibliotek og systematiske oversikter / Medisinsk bibliotek

    The cost for this event is provided by a project at Oslo University Library "Fagbibliotek og systematiske oversikter". The project is sponsored by Nasjonalbiblioteket.

     

    Published May 13, 2019 10:53 AM - Last modified May 20, 2019 9:47 AM