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11-22 Jan 2021 - Writing A Systematic Review

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Date: 11th, 15th, 18th & 22nd January 2021
Time: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm each day
Places: Individuals who are resident on the island of Ireland
Health care policy and practice decisions should be based on a synthesis of the global body of evidence rather than relying on individual studies. Cochrane Ireland and Evidence Synthesis Ireland promote evidence based healthcare policy and practice by supporting high quality, relevant systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence.
This workshop provides authors, at the beginning of the systematic review process, with an in-depth understanding of how reviews are structured. It offers an insight to the development of a protocol, introducing participants to methodology, search methods, data extraction and meta-analysis. This workshop also includes an introduction to RevMan software and its use during protocol development.
Learning outcomes
In this course participants will be enabled to:
  • Understand the basic principles of a systematic review
  • Identify the scope of their review
  • Understand search methods and apply these methods to their search strategy
  • Apply the criteria for selecting studies
  • Understand the principles of creating a data collection form and of data extraction.
  • Attain a basic understanding of principles of meta-analysis
  • Identify heterogeneity and understand the methods for assessing and addressing it