23 June 2021
Doctoral Researchers: Conducting a systematic review
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About this event
Target Audience: This course is designed for early-career doctoral researchers and Research Staff, particularly those who are working in medical, biomedical, scientific and engineering fields.
Overview: This session will define and outline the steps to conduct a systematic review (rather than a literature review). It will cover the differences between systematic reviews and other types of reviews; creating a methodology, the purpose of a scoping search, producing a protocol, analysis and evaluation of the search results, as well as data extraction. It will not cover how to search literature databases.
Participants will be able to:
- appreciate the purpose of a systematic review
- identify how a systematic review differs from a 'standard' literature review
- understand the models, structure and stages of a systematic literature review
- critically evaluate the literature
- construct a methodology for creating a systematic review
Other information: This session relates to the Researcher Development Framework's Domain A - Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities: A1 Knowledge base and A2 Cognitive abilities; C1 Professional conduct; D2 Communication and dissemination.
The Library run a separate course on Finding Information and this covers how to search databases and the strategies to use to search comprehensively.