R53: Systematic Review Workshop content:
This workshop will provide a basic overview of the process of completing a systematic review. A systematic review can be an ideal starting point for a PhD. It gives you an excellent foundation of knowledge in the relevent extant literature, and is a good method of working out where the gaps are in the literature, and the common weaknesses and strengths. We will discuss defining questions and writing a proposal, conducting searches, organising your findings, evaluating papers, and extracting data. The workshop will offer an opportunity to practice these skills, and will also signpost some resources to help you on your way to completing your systematic review.
Before coming to this workshop, and so that you get the most from it, it is advised that you have a good working knowledge of conducting a basic literature search within an academic database (e.g. EBSCO hosted databases such as web of knowledge), and that you have access to (i.e. you know your passwords) the learning centre resources, university IT accounts etc.
Facilitator:- Dr Wendy Nicholls, Reader in Applied Health Psychology, FEHW.