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London Systematic Reviews and Research Use Seminars

These seminars aim to encourage discussion and information-sharing for those in the London area (though visitors welcome too) on methods issues in systematic reviews and the study of evidence use. Presentations will last for about 25-30 minutes to allow time for discussion.


UCL Institute of Education, Room G16, 9-11 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0ED, unless otherwise stated. There will be someone on the door to check names from 12.15pm to 12.30pm.


12.30pm to 13.45pm on some 3rd Tuesdays of the month (see current list of seminars below).

Contact to be added or removed from the mailing list.


Qualitative evidence synthesis: Where are we and where are we going? (click title for slides)

Date: Tuesday 23 May
Speaker: Ruth Garside, University of Exeter Medical School
Location: Room 822, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) is now an established research tool to inform policy and practice, particularly within health. Since Britten et al’s seminal paper in 2002, proposed methods for synthesis have proliferated, and approaches for the systematic assembly and consideration of qualitative evidence, such as searching, sampling, quality appraisal and assessment of the evidence base have also continued to develop. In addition, new disciplines and policy arenas, including environmental management, crime, and social care have all adopted evidence-based approaches, including QES. In this seminar Ruth will review key developments in qualitative evidence synthesis, outline some of the remaining contested areas, and suggest future areas for development.

Title to be announced

Date: Tuesday 20 June
Speaker: Jo Anthony, Cochrane Communications and External Affairs Department

Cochrane PICO: Using linked data technologies for evidence curation

Date: Wednesday 12 July
Speaker: Chris Mavergames, Cochrane Information and Knowledge Management Department

Title to be announced

Date: Tuesday 19 September
Speaker: Gavin Stewart, University of Newcastle

Improving the conduct and reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data

Date: Tuesday 21 November
Speaker: Hilary Thompson, University of Glasgow

Preferences for evidence when introducing and diffusing innovations in health care: a discrete choice experiment

Date: Tuesday 19 December
Speaker: Steve Morris, UCL


There will be no London seminar in August 2017 (main holiday period).

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