ONLINE Scoping Reviews, Mapping Reviews and Evidence Gap Maps (NEW)

1 Day online course: Next intake TBC.

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Demand for evidence synthesis to inform practice, policy and research agendas has grown exponentially over the last three decades. In response, systematic review methods have evolved to meet the increasingly diverse types of questions that systematic review methods are being used to address.

An evidence synthesis approach that has emerged and is increasingly being used are mapping review and evidence gap maps (EGMs). These are new tools, which complement existing approaches in the family of systematic methods of reviewing evidence. Typically, they seek to address a broader research question, where multiple types of intervention may be evaluated, such as preterm birth, epilepsy or intimate partner violence.

EGMs provide a visual overview of existing evidence, schematically representing the types of interventions evaluated and outcomes reported. EGMs also provide a useful tool for informing judgement and evidence-based decision-making in policy and practice by identifying ‘gaps’ where there is little or no evidence available and where future research should focus.

While mapping reviews and EGMs have developed and been used to support policymaking in international development, they have a broader applicability, which has seen them used more widely, with clear applicability to the health sector.

What does the course deliver?

This 1-day short course provides an introduction to mapping reviews and EGMs, outlines the gap-map methodology, and presents some examples.

Objectives

The purpose of this one-day short course is to introduce attendees to mapping reviews and EGMs, how they differ from other systematic reviews, examples of how they are used, methods, and how to produce an EGM.

Course content

The course will consist of a mixture of presentations and an interactive exercise, with an opportunity for participants to work on developing the framework for an EGM.

Faculty

Dates and times

Next intake TBC. 

If you would like to register your interest for the next intake of this course, please complete the google form below with your details, or email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed.

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Fees

The fee for this ONLINE delivered course is £149 per person.

If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at the reduced rate of £99.

Booking and payment

If you would like to register your interest for the next intake of this course, please complete the google form below with your details, or email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed.Register Interest

All of our ScHARR short course bookings are initially processed via our Online Store. Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided).

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Course Delivery

The live sessions for this ONLINE course will be delivered via the University’s ‘Blackboard’ platform. 

This will be confirmed once the next intake has been confirmed.

Requirements

Online delivery via University’s Blackboard platform:

  • Reliable and stable internet connection.
  • A PC or Laptop with a mouse (a USB mouse is recommended for ease of completing exercises in-class).
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  • A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.
Contact

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 2 December 2021