Conducting a Systematic Review: An Overview
Have you ever considered conducting a systematic review? This overview class will present the process, some standards and tools for conducting a systematic review. This includes framing your question, developing your protocol and methodology including a thorough search strategy, and tools for managing your references and screening data. The role of the librarian in the process emphasized.
At the end of this session participants will:
In your protocol you have already established the eligibility criteria for inclusion. In other words, what does the study need to look like in order to answer your research question? What is the population? Age? Time frame? Problem? Intervention?
Since you have cast a wide net and completed a rigorous search, you have many studies from which to choose. You will now use this criteria for screening and selecting.
Remember, screening and selection requires two or more reviewers to work independently from one another. This reduces any chance of bias.
Here are two tools that may help in this process:
Covidence is a web based tool that streamlines your ability to screen, select, as well as extract the data from the selected studies for your systematic review. Outside of the free trial. Covidence is fee based.
Rayyan is similar to Covidence but less costly. It too is a web-tool that dramatically speeds up the process of sorting, screening and selecting studies. Unlike Covidence it is free, but also unlike Covidence, Rayyan does not go beyond the selection process to the data extraction phase.
This webinar was originally recorded on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 12PM EST as part of the Touro Faculty Research Series.