ProjectsIPPO - Living MapUsing the Map – WebDB version
Using the Map – EPPI-Vis version

There are various ways to view the map content. Please take a brief moment to familiarise yourself with the various options.

1) Quick Start:
All the studies in the map have been tagged (or 'keyworded') with the categories listed in the expandable list on the left ('Coding for living map'). The categories have been grouped into sets of categories: e.g. 'Adults & children' and 'Children & young people' are all under the same heading of 'Population(s)'. You can search and analyse map contents using categories and their headings. For example:

To list all the reviews about 'Children & young people', open the 'Population(s)' heading, click on 'Children & young people' and then on the button above 'List records'.

To see how many records each category under the 'Population(s)' heading has, select the 'Population(s)' heading, and click on the 'Frequencies' button above it. This will open a table in the middle of the screen that tells you how many reviews have been categorised with each heading. You can then list the reviews by clicking on the corresponding number.

2) Downloading data and exploring individual records:
The search features described above (and below) will result in a list of references being displayed. This list can be downloaded as a plain text file, in Excel format, or as an RIS file for importing into reference manager software (such as Zotero or Endnote).

Clicking an individual title in the list will result in the detailed information about that record being displayed. This defaults to standard bibliographic information plus the abstract, but can be expanded to include all bibliographic fields in the database. This screen also contains a 'show coding' button, which opens up the display of all the categories selected for that specific review.

3) Other features for searching and analysing map content:
In addition to the above searches by frequency and individual code, the application has two other search facilities: free-text search, and crosstabulation.

The free-text search is at the top of the 'home' screen. It defaults to searching the title and abstract fields, but specific fields can be selected using the drop-down menu next to it.

Crosstabulation operates using the grouped headings of codes. For example, to look at the intersections between populations and the research questions asked: click on the heading 'Population(s)' and then on the 'Set X axis' button at the bottom right of the screen; then click on the 'Research Question(s)' heading and on the 'Full Crosstab' button. The resulting page will display a matrix showing the intersections of the categories under these two headings. The matrix view can be changed from a table to displaying a bubble map with bubbles indicating the relative number of reviews in each cell. The numbers / bubbles in the cells are clickable, and clicking them will display a list of the reviews in that cell (below the table).


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