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J81 Systematic Review Design and Planning

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J81 Systematic Review Design and Planning
Dates of Event
25th September 2017 – 18th December 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
25th September 2017

This online course will help you plan and appraise systematic reviews.

You'll develop the hands-on skills and understanding needed to plan projects reviewing research literature.

You'll also gain more general insights into research methodology.

The course involves a mix of self-directed reading, written discussion and short pieces of collaborative writing with other students, in response to set tasks.

The distance learning format means you can study alongside your existing work or study commitments.

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and managers.

It's suitable for students with a wide range of interests, including health, education, social policy and international development

Course content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Systematic reviews: claims for their value, core principles and diversity
  • Review questions and purposes
  • Searching for and identifying research reports
  • Techniques and tools for managing research data in reviews
  • Approaches to appraising the rigour and relevance of diverse forms of research
  • Approaches to synthesising the findings of existing research: commonalities and key operational differences
  • Evaluating a systematic review’s methods


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