A one day training course is being run by the National Clinical Guideline Centre in the UK that will give participants the basic skills to enable them to design and perform a systematic review of a randomised controlled trials of interventions.
This workshop is suitable for those who are new to systematic reviews and meta-analysis or require a refresher session. Some knowledge of basic literature searching and research methods is required.
Content: The short course will cover the following topics:
- question formulation
- determining the protocol and eligibility criteria
- searching the literature
- assessing quality
- data extraction
- statistical analyses and synthesis
- reporting a systematic review
- systematic reviews and change in clinical practice – an overview of the NICE process.
Aims: By the end of the course, attendees should:
- be able to develop a focused question
- have developed basic skills in searching and identifying the evidence to answer a specific question
- be able to assess the quality and validity of the identified evidence
- be able to present the results to meet the needs of clinicians, other healthcare professionals and researchers.
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