This course appeals to all those who are interested in conducting meta-analysis, and addresses both new beginners and those with more experience in meta-analysis. Course holders are Professor Therese Pigott (Loyola University, Chicago) and Professor Arild Bjørndal, University of Oslo.
- The workshop is aimed at researchers who are …
- interested in learning about the purpose and rationale of systematic reviews, effect measurement and quantitative social research
- interested in undertaking a systematic review
- completing a Campbell-style systematic review
Experienced trainers will be available to give practical and individual advice.
Trainers: Therese Pigott (Loyola University Chicago, USA) and Arild Bjørndal (University of Oslo).
The objective is …
- To improve general knowledge of quantitative social research, effect-measurement, and systematic reviews
- To give a picture of new trends in this area (e. g. the debate on synthesizing qualitative studies)
- To improve knowledge of tools and resources for conducting a systematic review
- To give first hand experience of using such tools and resources
- To increase participants’ ability to find, evaluate and synthesize data from primary studies
- To give a grounding in meta-analysis
- To develop topical issues as structured questions for research on effectiveness
- To introduce the Campbell Collaboration and its activities
- To encourage registration of research projects with the Campbell Collaboration
The program will address issues such as:
- Why conduct a systematic review?
- How does one identify and structure a research topic?
- How can one find relevant research literature?
- How can one address the question of effectiveness or measure program effectiveness?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs in identifying causal links between an intervention and an outcome?
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