ID: 229 / Workshop D-07: 1
Topics: Evidence-Based Practice
Keywords: systematic review, search methods, search strategy, checklists
PRESSing your search strategies and AMSTARing your systematic reviews: have a go session (2 x 75 min)
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
The workshop will be split into two:
1. Using the PRESS checklist to assess a published search strategy.
We will all start with the same published search strategy and feedback. The groups will PRESS a different second one and feedback.
The second part of this session will involve a discussion around how we, as information professionals, can use this experience to develop and publish our own search strategies.
2. Using the AMSTAR checklist to assess the methodological quality of a published systematic review.
We will all start with the same one and feedback. The groups will then assess a different second systematic review and feedback.
The second part of this session will be a discussion generally about writing and publishing systematic reviews and the role of the information professional within it
The workshop leaders will act as facilitators and encourage participants to share their experiences. They will also encourage participants to detail in a personalised action plan what they might do differently back at their workplace
Learning outcomes : By using the checklists to evaluate previously published work we hope the attendees will apply this learning in developing their own search strategies and writing search methods
Type of interactivity : This workshop will take an active learning approach. Participation during the session will be encouraged. We will include practical demonstrations and collective discussions on the tools. We will also provide space and time for small group work to encourage further discussion and discovery.
Level : Introductory
Target audience : Librarians and information professionals that have some experience of systematic review searching or who understand the basic principles
Preparation for the session : No
Biography and Bibliography
Alison Bethel and Morwenna Rogers are information specialists with PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter with extensive experience of systematic review searching covering many subect areas including nutrition in care homes, robopets, pet therapy, dementia care in hospitals and interventions for ADHD in schools. In addition they have carried out independent methods research on database coverage of qualitative research, search filters, and the design of search summary tables to make the search process more efficient. Morwenna and Alison have several years experience in running workshops for librarians and information specialists on systematic review methods, and how to search effectively.