Introduction to Systematic Review Methods – Practical Tips
Joey Nicholson and Rehan Khan
Are you planning to write a research article, thesis or dissertation? Are you conducting a systematic review? If you are doing any of these, this workshop will improve your skills at creating focused research questions, conducting comprehensive literature searches, and organizing your results. Using a combination of lecture and hands-on methods, this workshop will guide students through the beginning stages of a systematic review and provide resources to help guide completion of systematic review projects.
Distinguish how a systematic review is different from other review types
Identify steps and materials needed to conduct a systematic review (From question formulation through submitting for publication)
Formulate a question for a systematic review
Select appropriate databases to use in collecting articles in a systematic search
Construct a strategic and valuable search strategy in one database (PubMed)
Choose a tool (EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero) for use in managing references
Locate relevant guidelines required for publishing a systematic review (PRISMA)
Hands-on work will be required.
Candidates should bring their own laptops.
Who Should Attend:
All MHPE and PhD students, Students involved in research, Medical educationists, Dean and Assistant Deans of medical schools.
Agenda (90 min):
Introductions and Objectives (5 min)
Basics of Review Articles and Steps in Conducting an SR (15 min)
Formulating a focused question and defining eligibility criteria (20 min)
Developing search strategies and managing results (40 min)
Resources to Complete Systematic Reviews (5 min)
Evaluation and Conclusion (5 min)