Target Audience: Postgraduate Researcher students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only.
Systematic review is a method to systematically search, critically appraise and adequately synthesise evidence for a specific question of interest. This course will provide an introduction to Systematic Reviews of qualitative research. If you are undertaking quantitative research, you may wish to attend ‘Quantitative Systematic Reviews’
To give an overview of the techniques involved in undertaking a qualitative systematic review
At the end of the sessions you will be able to:
Discuss why we need qualitative systematic reviews
Define what a qualitative systematic review (QSR) is and the principles of how to conduct one
Describe what the different types of QSR are e.g. meta-synthesis, meta-aggregation and meta-ethnography
Develop a robust search strategy including:
Developing your research question
Understanding how to use PICO or SPIDER to develop your search strategy
Understanding what databases you might use to identify relevant literature
Understanding what type of studies you might want to identify
Understand what tools you might use to critically appraise qualitative literature
Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019. If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.
Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.
Importance of booking commitment
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