This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice. After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.
Who the intermediate level 2 workshop is for:
This intermediate systematic review workshop is suitable for people who have prior knowledge of the process and key techniques of conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. It would be most attractive to those who are currently completing a systematic review or meta-analysis and those who have already attended the introductory course.
Aim of the workshop:
This course aims to facilitate the delegates to complete their ongoing systematic review or meta-analysis by the end of the workshop.
The key outcome of this workshop is to help delegates to complete their systematic review. In the process of which, we will deal with some of the advanced issues in systematic review and meta-analysis.
Format of the workshop:
The workshop takes a problem-based learning approach and adopts a highly interactive seminar format, where delegates will be working within teams of 3 to 4 people with experienced tutors providing tailored facilitation specific to the group’s needs. Delegates can expect a mixture of didactic lecturing (15%), seminar discussion around common errors (25%), hands-on software sessions (10%) and critical appraisal of research papers (5%). Most of the time is allocated to one-to-one facilitation (45%).
Who are the facilitators?
Experienced tutors, including methodologists, information specialists and statisticians, will be working with individual review teams to resolve technical difficulties and provide hands-on support.
Brief course content:
Day 1: Introduction to the Workshop, SR Teams Introduce Projects: stage reached,
difficulties encountered, Data-Screening/Extraction (tutor facilitated), Seminar: individual groups
share common issues raised from screening process (tutor-facilitated),
Further Data Extraction/Input and RevMan.
Day 2: Data Extraction continued, Data Entry and Analysis.
Day 3: Write up Day with Tutor Facilitation, Critical appraisal of Systematic Reviews.
The course utilises RevMan and Endnote software. Review Manager (RevMan) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews. Attendees use their own laptop.