Systematic Review Workshop
Welcome to a workshop on Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences. Find out more about the programme and book your place.
|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?
Variation in reviews across subject fields
Challenges and critiques of systematic reviews
|12:30 – 13:30||
|13:30 – 15:00||
The roles and responsibilities within the review team
The perception and use of systematic reviews by end users
Setting the scope of a review
|15:00 – 15:15||
|15:15 – 17:00||
Setting the scope of a review, continued
Developing a review protocol (part 1)
Wrap up. End of day 1
|09:00 – 11:00||
Recap of Day 1 and introduction to Day 2!
Critically appraising reviews
|11:00 – 11:15||
|11:15 – 12:30||
Creative approaches to study identification
|12:30 – 13:30||
|13:30 – 15:00||
Communication within the review team
Developing a review protocol (part 2)
Recap and question time
About the workshop
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe different purposes of and approaches to systematic reviewing in the social sciences
- Critique ‘systematic reviewing’ more broadly, as well as critically appraise specific reviews
- Consider ways of working within a systematic review team
- Understand the position of systematic reviews in evidence-informed policy, both in terms of possible impact and factors that affect their use
- 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.
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.
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)
Bring you own laptop
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.
No refunds will be made for cancellations, but registered participants are allowed to give their spot to someone else.