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|Social Research Association|
Daniel Phillips and Dr Jeffrey DeMarco
NatCen, 35 Northampton Square, London
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Lindsay Adams - T: 0207 255 0695
Policy-makers, practitioners and researchers want to have access to the best possible evidence to inform decisions and choices. Evidence reviews can provide this but it’s important to choose the appropriate review method for the aims of the study. This course will introduce rigorous evidence reviewing methods, including systematic reviews, rapid evidence assessments, rapid reviews, scoping reviews, evidence maps and literature reviews, and assumes no prior knowledge of these methods.
Participants will explore the usefulness of review methods, their similarities and differences, strengths and limitations, and be guided through the key review stages – search, screening, data extraction and data synthesis. The course will include practical sessions and tips for how to design evidence reviews appropriate for different policy questions, timescales and budgets.
Who will benefit
Researchers and research commissioners in need of a refresher or who are new to evidence reviews
Daniel Phillips is a Research Director in NatCen’s Evaluation team where he specialises in the design of evidence reviews, as well as experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations. He has methodological expertise in systematic review, rapid review, evidence mapping and other evidence synthesis approaches. Daniel is also an Associate Editor at the Campbell Collaboration, a group promoting systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis for evidence-based policy and practice.
Dr Jeffrey DeMarco is a Research Director in the Crime and Justice team at NatCen with a range of experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He has developed and led numerous evidence reviews. His expertise is focused within the fields of procedural justice and policing; cybercrime; adolescents and crime; and violence prevention.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£270 which includes lunch and refreshments. Members for SRA pay £202.50
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Evidence-Based Policy and Practice
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