WORKSHOP ON INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS TRAINING (FOCUSING ON SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS): 26-27 OCTOBER 2021
As pressure increases for health researchers to establish an evidence base for best-practice guidance, identify gaps in knowledge, or help inform policy and practice, skills in conducting evidence syntheses has become increasingly relevant. Systematic reviews are one of the methodologies of evidence synthesis. They tell us what evidence exists on a particular topic, and through a critical appraisal of available evidence, help us to assess how reliable evidence is, and whether we know what we think we know. Systematic reviews employ a clear and reproducible method of identifying research on a particular topic, appraising its quality and summarizing the findings from the research. This calls for a systematic process from identifying a topic, up to the final report. The training will provide an introduction to the evidence synthesis process, grow familiarity with techniques and tools used in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, and practice using PICO frameworks to develop search strategies.
The training took place on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27st October 2021 from 9:00am-4pm.The training was conducted in accordance with the COVID 19 SOPs by ensuring social distancing, sanitizing and hand washing as well as strict wearing of masks.
The Training was facilitated by Dr. Alison Annet Kinengyere, Information Scientist at Sir Albert Cook Library, Search Coordinator at the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.