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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Deep Dive

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Deep Dive

The Evidence Synthesis Services (ESS) team at the University Libraries in collaboration with the Statistical Applications and Innovations Group (SAIG) will host the third Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Deep Dive, January 9-12, 2023. During this 4-day workshop participants will become familiar with the major required steps of this methodology, practice relevant skills, and consider the many decisions necessary for a successful synthesis.

Audience: This session is open to anyone interested in gaining hands-on experience with the steps and skills required by the systematic review (and meta-analysis) method - affiliation with Virginia Tech is not required. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of the systematic review process as outlined by the sections on our library guide (guides.lib.vt.edu/SRMA/). Before the session, participants will be asked to become familiar with a commonly used reporting guideline, PRISMA (prisma-statement.org). Participants are welcome to bring a systematic review that they are pursuing (or plan to pursue) to work on throughout the session. However, it is not required that you have a project (existing, or in mind) to participate. 

Time: This hands-on workshop will take place on January 9 - 12, 2023; 10am - 3pm with a 1 hour lunch break from 12 - 1pm. You must be able to attend the first three days (January 10, 11, and 12) to participate. The fourth day (January 13) is optional for those interested in learning about meta-analysis methods. 

Access: The event will be held online. Prior to the event, those who register will receive the zoom link via email.

Pre-workshop assignment: Prior to the workshop, you will be asked to review a brief (~6 minute) video, the current (2020) PRISMA checklist, and 1 - 2 systematic review(s) articles. 

Optional credit: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply these 12-16 hours toward PDN credit. 

If this event is of interest to you, but you are not familiar with the basics of systematic reviews or evidence synthesis, we encourage you to check out recordings from our Evidence Synthesis Basics Series on our Library Guide (guides.lib.vt.edu/SRMA/Help). If you are interested in other kinds of support, such as classroom instruction or group / individual consultation, please reach out to us directly at srconsultation-g@vt.ed

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Related LibGuide: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses by Cozette Comer

Dates & Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm, Monday, January 9, 2023
10:00am - 3:00pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2023
10:00am - 3:00pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2023
10:00am - 3:00pm, Thursday, January 12, 2023
    Alumni       Beginners       Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students       Postdoc       Public       Undergraduates  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Contact

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Ginny Pannabecker

Director, Research Collaboration and Engagement


Kiri DeBose
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Cozette Comer

Evidence Synthesis Services Coordinator