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Using Systematic Review Methods in Social Sciences

5th December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6th December 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Organised by University of Kent
Presenter Dr Trude Sundberg
Date 05/12/2018 – 06/12/2018
Venue Cornwallis East, University of Kent
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Contact [email protected]; Deborah Molloy, 01227 824089
Description This course will take a critical look at what Systematic Review methods are, and how we may make use of them within the social sciences. A key element of the move towards ‘what works’, systematic review methods form an important part of research carried out to inform policies.

Day 1 (12pm-5pm)

It has been argued that these are amongst the ‘best’ methods to inform policy due to their characterisation as unbiased methods producing more certain research evidence. During the first day participants will gain an understanding of the background and development of the method as well as a view of how we can use it in the social sciences, and the particular methodological problems we may run into when doing so due to the particularities of social sciences.

Day 2 (9.30am-5pm)

The second day will focus on how to carry out the stages of data screening and meta-analysis in a Systematic Review.  The workshop will thus give the participants the opportunity to try out techniques used in these stages of a review, and they will use these techniques with either their own data or data provided in the workshop. The day will give knowledge of how to carry out screening and meta-analysis as well as the issues and concerns one should have in mind when carrying them out.

Level Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Cost Free to postgraduate researchers in Kent’s doctoral training partnership institutions. (Kent is in a DTP with: UEA, Essex, Reading, RHUL, Surrey, Sussex, Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, The Courtauld Institute, SOAS, Roehampton, City University London, University of London). £30 for postgraduate researchers from other institutions.
£120 for other researchers: (non-Kent staff, alumni, charity, not for profit organisations)
£180 for commercial participants.
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Region South East


5th December 2018 @ 8:00 am
6th December 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC