September 26, 2017: Precision & Speed
Can we be more precise in our search results in order to expedite the entire systematic review process?
Tsertsvadze, A., Chen, Y.-F., Moher, D., Sutcliffe, P., & McCarthy, N. (2015). How to conduct systematic reviews more expeditiously? Systematic reviews, 4(1), 160. https://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-015-0147-7
October 31, 2017: Optimizing Filters
How do we optimize our search filters in order to improve our efficiency?
Waffenschmidt, S., Hermanns, T., Gerber-Grote, A., & Mostardt, S. (2017). No suitable precise or optimized epidemiologic search filters were available for bibliographic databases. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 82, 112-118. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27570049?dopt=Abstract
Beale, S., Duffy, S., Glanville, J., Lefebvre, C., Wright, D., McCool, R., et al. (2014). Choosing and using methodological search filters: searchers' views. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 31(2), 133-147. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24754785
November, 28, 2017: Qualitative Quandary
How do we create search strategies for systematic reviews that include qualitative research?
Booth, A. (2016). Searching for qualitative research for inclusion in systematic reviews: a structured methodological review. Systematic reviews, 5(1), 74. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27145932
Finfgeld‐Connett, D., & Johnson, E. D. (2013). Literature search strategies for conducting knowledge‐building and theory‐generating qualitative systematic reviews. Journal of advanced nursing, 69(1), 194-204. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22591030?dopt=Abstract
January 30, 2018: SPIDER VS. PICO
How do we use alternate question frameworks effectively in our systematic review consultations and searches?
Methley AM, Campbell S, Chew-Graham C, McNally R, Cheraghi-Sohi S. PICO, PICOS and SPIDER: a comparison study of specificity and sensitivity in three search tools for qualitative systematic reviews. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14(1):579. https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-014-0579-0
Cooke A, Smith D, Booth A. Beyond PICO: the SPIDER tool for qualitative evidence synthesis. Qual Health Res. 2012;22(10):1435-43. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22829486
February 27, 2018: Forest Plots & Funnel Plots
How do we interpret pooled results and publication bias in systematic reviews and meta analyses?
April 24, 2018: Reporting Methods
How does the quality of methods reporting impact systematic reviews?
Dechartres, A., Trinquart, L., Atal, I., Moher, D., Dickersin, K., Boutron, I., et al. (2017). Evolution of poor reporting and inadequate methods over time in 20 920 randomised controlled trials included in Cochrane reviews: research on research study. BMJ, 357, j2490. http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2490.long
Rivoirard, R., Bourmaud, A., Oriol, M., Tinquaut, F., Méry, B., Langrand-Escure, J., et al. (2017). Quality of reporting in oncology studies: A systematic analysis of literature reviews and prospects. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 112, 179-189. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040842817300811?via%3Dihub