Searching and Beyond

Searching and Beyond

Searching and Beyond Workshop - Exeter

Systematic reviews are an essential component of evidence based health care and the number being undertaken is increasing.

Our popular workshop uses a flipped classroom model. This involves an online element followed by a day of discussion and participation on how our skills as information professionals can be used in carrying out a systematic review.

The online modules will require around 5 hours of your time prior to attending the workshop and will include videos and learning activities. We hope they will make you think of questions to bring along to the face-to-face workshop which will involve discussion, demonstration, practical work and participation.

Our workshop includes:

  • Systematic reviews in context; 
  • Systematic review search methods:
    • Grey literature searching
    • Search filters; 
    • Updating searches;
  • Reference management
  • Protocols
  • Screening
  • Data extraction and critical appraisal
  • Synthesis
  • Reporting
  • Writing

Our one day, hands-on, interactive workshop offers librarians and other information professionals the chance to discover more about the systematic review process and how they can utilise many of the skills they already have within a systematic review. The workshop may also be of interest to researchers who have database searching experience and are keen to fine-tune their skills in both searching and reference management specific to systematic reviews.

A minimum of 10 delegates is required to run the workshop.

Developed by: Evidence Synthesis Team, PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School, in collaboration with clinical librarians at the Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.

Delivered by: Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers, (Information Specialists) and Rebecca Abbott (Systematic Reviewer)
Organised by: Jenny Lowe

Date:    TBC

Time:    9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Previous dates and locations:
23rd April 2014 - Exeter
13th January 2015 - Exeter
13th November 2015 - Winchester
14th January 2016 - Exeter
20th April 2017 - Exeter
26th April 2018 - London

Cost:   £125

Booking: TBC

Feedback from previous courses:

"I will be sharing this with colleagues and will change my practice as a result of this course" "I thought these (videos from online element) were EXCELLENT preparation and I really enjoyed doing the online learning. It helped me prepare for the face to face sessions and get A LOT more out of the day" "Useful tips from presenters and other searchers. It was all useful – even things I knew were contextualised to deepen knowledge" "Loved the clinic! Loved the activities and talking to others" "Thank you – a fantastic learning experience which really made sense both online and face to face" “I liked the teaching methods of videos/exercises a lot, then building on it face to face reinforced learning”  “all relevant” “I found it all useful”