Systematic review series: Part 1 - Methodology Part 2 - Literature Searching Part - 3 Managing citations & PRISMA report

Course description

Systematic reviews series introduces systematic reviews structures and methodology (part 1), systematic approach (part 2) and managing citations and reporting the search (part 3).


Delivered in three parts over three consecutive days the workshops will cover the following: 


Part 1: Systematic reviews methodology

This workshop will present reviews methodology, planning a review protocol and introduces the sources to register the protocol.


Part 2: Systematic literature searching

Designing a highly sensitive search strategy is the foundation of a systematic review. The methodology of systematic searching can be used by researches in any discipline to minimise bias in their literature searching. At the heart of this methodology is a comprehensive, sensitive search to uncover as much of the existing body of research on a topic as possible. This workshop will present a reliable and reproducible method for planning and conducting the search within multiple databases.


Part 3: Managing citations and PRISMA report

This session will focus on:

  • Exporting retrieved literature from databases into Endnote
  • Removing duplicates
  • Screening process in a systematic way/dual review
  • PRISMA report
  • Search methodology documentation for the SR paper

BYO devise is optional for all sessions.

Type of course



Leila Mohammadi

Who should attend

  • HDR
  • ECR
  • MCR
From all disciplines.

What you will learn

Part 1:

  • systematic reviews process and procedure
  • studies quality appraisal tools
  • planning for a review protocol
  • where to register the protocol
  • systematic reviews tool kit


Part 2:

  • defining a clearly focused question
  • establishing unambiguous inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • technical instruction of constructing a systematic search
  • converting the search into multiple databases

Part 3:

  • managing citations
  • screening process
  • documenting search methodology as a requirement for systematic reviews publication


Prerequisites / assumed knowledge

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