Systematic Review and Evidence Mapping: Strategies for Critically Assessing and Summarizing Research Findings
This course prepares participants to critically analyze and summarize findings of research studies designed by using a conceptual framework, and to evaluate the quality of published reviews. Faculty allow time for individual consultation on participants’ own projects. Course content includes
- How to use effective and efficient search techniques for identifying relevant literature.
- How to conduct a systematic literature review.
- How to assess and summarize reviews.
- How to perform meta-analysis and calculate effect sizes.
- How to construct and use evidence tables to identify patterns across studies.
- How to use the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide to Community Preventive Services and Guide to Clinical Preventive Services and the Cochrane and Campbell collaborations.
- How to construct and use evidence mapping.
The course is designed for clinicians, researchers, graduate students, and public health practitioners. Participants should have completed an introductory statistics course, should bring a literature review that is relevant to their interests, and should bring studies for a review or synthesis as well.
3 days (8 hours per day).