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Going beyond literature reviews in your research

Author: Michelle Breen
When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:00

The systematic review process was developed to minimise bias and ensure transparency. Methods should be adequately documented so that they can be replicated. The systematic review is an approach used in health, education and social policy (as part of evidence based policy or practice) and is much more than a 'literature review' because it follows a strict methodology which means it is 'transparent, rigorous and replicable.'

When conducted well, systematic reviews should give us the best possible estimate of any true effect. An assessment of the methodological quality of reviews should highlight the limitations of a review.

Systematic reviews are gaining in popularity at medical research institutions across Europe and America. Guidelines either state the need for or highly recommend the involvement of a librarian or information professional when undergoing a systematic review project.  The Glucksman library and the Regional Medical library at ULH offer resources and library support for systematic review research. A workshop will take place at UL on December 18th, book your place online or alternatively, discuss your requirements with Liz Dore at UL or Isabelle Delaunois at UHL.