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Systematic reviews (1 of 3): finding the evidence

A systematic review collates and synthesises the findings from critically appraised studies to provide high-level evidence in answer to a clearly formulated question.

This workshop covers:

  • overview of key steps in conducting a systematic review
  • introduction to key guidelines and reporting standards
  • key elements in a protocol
  • selecting appropriate databases
  • developing an answerable research question
  • creating a search strategy balancing precision and inclusiveness
  • remapping the strategy across different search platforms

Undertaking a scoping review instead? The systematic approach to searching covered in this workshop is also part of scoping review methodology, and both review types will be accommodated.

Please note: the Systematic Review series primarily supports health disciplines. If you are undertaking a review where you need to search systematically/comprehensively, but are not following specific systematic review methodology, you may find that the EDGE sessions in the ‘Literature reviews series('Plan your search strategy', 'Manage your search results') and the standalone ‘Finding grey literature’ workshop better meet your needs.

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Related workshops:

  • Systematic reviews (2 of 3): finding grey literature
  • Systematic reviews (3 of 3): managing your results


Related Guides:
•    Systematic Reviews
•    Scoping Reviews


EDGEx Link: PhD, Professional Doctorate or Masters by Research candidates must register using this EDGEx link.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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