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The Introductory Methods


The following training videos provide an introduction to the purpose of systematic reviews and their basic elements.

Who is the intended audience of these videos?
•    Researchers with minimal or no experience in systematic reviewing
•    Researchers interested in carrying out a systematic review
•    Researchers whom desire a “refresher” in systematic reviewing
•    Policymakers interested in learning more about systematic reviews and evidence-based policy
•    Evaluation researchers
•    Individuals working with public policy initiatives

The videos below were recorded during the August 2011 Campbell Colloquium at George Mason University (Washington, D.C.), and the May 2013 Campbell Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL).



Problem Formulation
These training videos guide viewers through the development of a research question for Campbell Review Protocols.  They also include an overview of other important issues to consider while formulating a comprehensive synthesis question.

Presented by Jeffrey C. Valentine, Campbell Training Group Chair, and Associate Professor at the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville.


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Presented by Aron Shlonsky, Campbell Social Welfare Coordinating Group Co-chair, and Associate Professor/ Factor-Inwentash Chair at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.


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Literature Searching
This video provides an overview of the basics of literature searching using the Guide to Information Retrieval for Campbell Systematic Reviews. Topics covered include the use of bibliographic databases, search strategies for grey literature and on the web, and the use of bibliography management software.

Presented by Karianne Thune Hammerstrøm, Research Librarian at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.


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Coding (data extraction)
These videos offer guidance on information extraction from primary studies while conducting a systematic review. They also examine different approaches to study quality coding and discuss common issues that arise during the coding phase of a systematic review.
 
Presented by Sandra Jo Wilson, Campbell Education Coordinating Group Editor, Associate Director of the Peabody Research Institute, and Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University.


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Presented by Sandra Jo Wilson, Campbell Education Coordinating Group Editor, Associate Director of the Peabody Research Institute, and Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University.


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Effect Size Calculation and Basic Meta-Analysis

This training video provides an introduction to the basics of meta-analysis, as well as an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.
 
Presented by David B. Wilson, Campbell Crime and Justice Coordinating Group Editor, and Professor/Chair at the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University.


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Calculating Effect Sizes
This training video will provide an introduction to the computation of the standardized mean difference, correlation and odds ratio effect size statistics.

Presented by David B. Wilson, Campbell Crime and Justice Coordinating Group Editor, and Professor/Chair at the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University.


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Introduction to meta-analysis
This training video provides a brief introduction to the basics of meta-analysis.

Presented by Joshua R. Polanin, Campbell Methods Coordinating Group Managing Editor.


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