Scoping Reviews, Mapping Reviews and Evidence Gap Maps (NEW for 2020)

1 day course:  Thursday, 9th July 2020

Dates

1 day course: Thursday, 9th July 2020

Times

Start: TBC

Finish: TBC

Fees

£249 - Early Bird Rate - For bookings received on or before 11pm on Saturday, 9th May 2020.
£349 - Standard Rate - For bookings received on or before 11pm on Thursday, 25th June 2020, or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.

Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on Thursday, 25th June 2020.

Booking and Payment

We are currently taking provisional bookings for this exciting new ScHARR short course.  Please email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, who will reserve you a place on course, and email you once the course has gone live on our Online Store, and we have opened bookings.

All of our ScHARR Short Course bookings are initially processed via our Online Store. Payment or Purchase Order details are required at the time of booking (Credit/Debit Card or PayPal is accepted).

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your Purchase Order details before making your booking.  Bookings are not confirmed until receipt of the purchase order has been confirmed at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

If you have any queries relating to fees and payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Venue

Halifax Hall Hotel and Conference Centre,

Endcliffe Vale Road,

Sheffield.

S10 3ER.

www.halifaxhall.co.uk

Accommodation and Meals

Refreshments and lunch are provided for the duration of this one day course.

Accommodation is not included in the course fee.  We do however have a preferential rate of £70 per night at Halifax Hall and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel.  Details of how to book these, to ensure you receive the reduced rate, will be provided in your confirmation email upon receipt of your booking.

Please contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any queries regarding the venue/accommodation.

Contact

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Background

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 the 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 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.

Course Materials

Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 1 week prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course as necessary. Hard copies of PowerPoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website.

Participants are asked to provide their own laptop for the duration of the course.

Faculty

Fiona Campbell is the course leader for this new and exciting 1 day short course.

Mark Clowes