19-21 March 2018, Mumbai, India - Evidence-Based Management: Role of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Campbell Collaboration in partnership with NMIMS announces a workshop on Evidence-Based Management: Role of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. 

Objectives: This workshop presents the scientific principles, methods, analysis, and reporting standards that guide the process of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in social sciences. In addition, the group will be introduced to the process of registering titles and protocols, and conducting reviews with the Campbell Collaboration, and work in groups to produce titles for registration.

  • Principles and methods of research synthesis.
  • Common sources of bias and errors in research reviews
  • Steps in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Strategies for minimizing bias
  • Reporting standards and guidelines for systematic reviews
  • Problem formulation, and developing review questions in the Indian context
  • Uses and misuses of research synthesis to inform policy, practice and further research
  • Registering titles and protocols, and conducting reviews with the Campbell Collaboration

Methodology: This workshop includes lectures, discussion, group and computer exercises.

Instructors: Howard White, CEO, Campbell Collaboration; Denny John, Evidence Synthesis Specialist, Campbell Collaboration

Note: Participants should bring their own laptops and should download Cochrane’s RevMan software from this site: http://community.cochrane.org/tools/review-production-tools/revman-5/revman-5-download prior to the workshop.

Who should attend: Research-oriented faculty members and Ph.D. students

Date: March 19-21, 2018
Time: 08.30 a.m to 05.00 p.m (on all days)
Venue: NMIMS, School of Business Management, Vile Parle Campus, Mumbai

Registration fee: INR 7,080 (inclusive of taxes)

To register, please click here.

Detailed programme:

Day 1: Monday, 19 March 2018

09.00-09.15     Registration and choice of topic for group work                              

09.15-09.30     Welcome and introductions                                                                             

09.30-10.30     Why systematic reviews are important                                            

10.30-10.45     Break

10.45-11.30     Question setting                                                                                             

11.30-12.30     Systematic review case study                                           

12.30-13.30     Lunch

13.30-14.30     Search strategies                                                                                                     

14.30-15.00     Screening studies                                                                                

15.00-15.15     Break

15.15-16.30     Introduction to EGM                                                                                                 

16.30-17.00     End of day quiz                                                                                  

Day 2: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

09.00-10.30    Introduction to meta-analysis, effect sizes and forest plots and testing for heterogeneity

10.30-11.00     Tea-break

11.00-12.00     Critical appraisal; Exercise: Appraising a RCT study                                                       

12.00-13.00    Exercise: Creating and interpreting forest plots with Cochrane’s RevMan software             

13.00-14.00     Lunch

14:00-15:00     Introduction to Campbell Collaboration and the process for registering a Campbell study, and the Campbell Title Registration Form                                                                                 

15:00-15.15     Tea-break   

15.15-16.00     Developing review questions      

16:00-16:30     Introduction to Evidence Synthesis software    

16.30-17.00     End of day quiz     

Day 3, Wednesday, 21 March 2018

09.00-10:30     Completing TRF for a review and EGM     

10.30-11.00     Tea-break

11.00-13.00     Continue work on TRF on review and EGM   

13.00-14.00     Lunch

14.00-15.00     Presentations       

15:00-16:00     Presentations   

16.00-16.30     End of course quiz and course evaluation  

16.30-17.00     Award of certificates

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