May 9, 2012
Location: York, UK
Venue: University of York
Dates: 9th May 2012
Literature searches are the foundation for high quality health technology assessment (HTA), systematic reviews, guideline development and other evidence syntheses. Developing search strategies to retrieve research evidence from databases requires knowledge of database features and skills in turning the concepts embodied in a research question into a search strategy. Search strategies have to take account of often competing requirements and the trade-offs which have informed their development may not always be easy to appreciate. Commissioning and reviewing searches (often as the foundation for later projects) can be enhanced by an appreciation of how to structure searches and an understanding of the basics of search strategy development.
This new training course provides an introduction to search strategy development for project managers, research commissioners and searchers new to evidence synthesis, who are seeking a better understanding of how searches are constructed and adapted to meet project needs.
The trainers are experienced information specialists, trainers and researchers. Their extensive experience lies in conducting literature searches to inform evidence syntheses such a health technology assessments and systematic reviews.