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Research Related Development

Developing Systematic Literature Searches

1/2 day

The aim of this workshop is to introduce you to the techniques that will help you develop a more systematic search strategy for literature and systematic reviews.  You will learn about:

  • formulating a focused question;
  • identifying important concepts within the question;
  • identifying search terms to describe those concepts;
  • sensitivity' and 'specificity';
  • Preparation of the search strategy using Boolean operators, truncation, and other key features of strategy development;
  • literature search methodology;
  • approaches to verifying the performance of the strategy.

It will offer you hands on learning of advanced searching techniques. You are encouraged to bring work in progress and to discuss any issues encountered.

This workshop is presented by a health researcher and is probably most useful to those undertaking research in biomedical and health sciences or the social sciences.

19 November 2013

Training Room 2, Julian Hodge Center, Colum Drive
09:00 - 13:00

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: S