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Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews
Wed 29 March 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 BST
Systematic reviews use transparent and replicable methods to locate, evaluate and synthesize all research relevant to a particular question. They are most commonly found in health, medicine and psychology. Therefore, this workshop will focus on developing a search strategy for identifying literature from these disciplines.
This workshop will cover:
- What is a systematic review?
- Key features of the systematic review process
- Identifying appropriate databases, keywords and subject headings (e.g. MeSH)
- Planning a search using the PICO and SPICE frameworks
- Building an effective search strategy
- Search techniques including truncation, wildcards and proximity operators
- Translating searches across different databases