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Monday
Nov282011

EPID 757 - Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Earlier this year, I was invited to provide a lecture on the systematic review search process for a course in the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  The course materials, including my lecture, are now available as part of the Open.Michigan initiative, which facilitates the opening up and sharing of locally created educational resources.  Check out the site.

Monday
Aug152011

Finding Evidence for Comparing Medical Interventions

One of the AHRQ's key findings:

"A librarian or other expert searcher should be involved in the development of the search."

No guff.  During my recent search talk for a meta analysis course, I encouraged those in attendance to pass the search responsibilities on to someone who knows what they're doing.  Seems to me a strong search would strengthen the methodology and, by extension, the analysis.    

 

Saturday
Jul302011

Constructing Systematic Review Searches

Last week I gave the following presentation (minus animations) as part of an intro to meta analyses course.  I spoke for about an hour and a half and gave a very short live demo of how I'd go about building and validating a systematic review search.  It seemed to be well received.