Follows the systematic review process as it applies and is adapted to qualitative evidence synthesis. The course will explore the stages of defining scope, conducting the literature searches, assessing studies for inclusion, synthesising the data and writing up the results. Participants will be provided with practical experience of key stages in the review process. The course will conclude on the 8th September with Issues and Challenges for Qualitative Research in Evidence Synthesis (InCQuiRES) a one-day methodological update providing an excellent overview of current developments in qualitative evidence synthesis.
An introduction for users of systematic reviews, this course will give an insight into their background and role in evidence based medicine. Participants will learn how to critically evaluate systematic reviews and studies.