Faculty and student researchers invited to workshop on systematic reviews

While systematic reviews are commonly conducted in health disciplines, the practice is becoming increasingly popular in biology, environmental disciplines, education, social work and social sciences.

To address this growing practice, York University Libraries will host an interactive workshop series to provide faculty, graduate students, librarians and community members with a stronger understanding of the systematic review process and how it can be applied to research.

Graphic promoting the Systematic Review Workshop in May 2019Participants who attend all three sessions of “An Introduction to Systematic Reviews,” which run May 7 to 9, will:

  • develop a deep understanding of the steps required in a systematic review process with a focus on what needs to be done rather than how to do it;
  • identify tools and resources they can use to support the systematic review process; and
  • formulate action plans that make the process of conducting systematic reviews more transparent and successful.

While participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions, each separate session will still offer a good base for future research endeavours.

Participants are asked to bring:

  • a laptop for the interactive exercises; and
  • a research question.

Instructors for the workshop series are: Beata Pach, information specialist, Public Health Ontario; Ilo-Katryn Maimets, science librarian, York University Libraries; and Minglu Wang, research data management librarian, York University Libraries.

The three-session workshop runs May 7, 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 203 Bethune College.

Register now at bit.ly/SRworkshop19.