June 21, 2012
Location: York, UK
Venue: University of York
Date: 21st June 2012
As the volume of published research grows it is becoming more challenging to identify efficiently studies performed according to specific methods. Many search filters to find specific study designs such as randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or diagnostic test accuracy studies, or research issues such as adverse events, are being designed and published. Increasingly, these filters are being incorporated into database search interfaces, such as the PubMed Clinical Queries. As the number of filters grows, the challenge of choosing between them is becoming more apparent. Information professionals and others wishing to use search filters need to be aware of issues of filter design, quality and suitability to be able to make informed choices about which filters to select and apply.
This training event will explore how to identify, critically appraise and test out search filters, focusing on health and social care.