Crowd Sourced Rapid Reviewing
COVID-19 highlighted the need for a rapid synthesis of evidence in order to advise public health on how to change behaviours to protect health (e.g. promoting physical distancing).
High quality, pre-registered, rapid systematic reviews can be conducted from a few days to a few weeks by using an established infrastructure (e.g. Slack & zoom for communication; google docs for instructions and write up; rayyan.qcri.org for blinded screening; google sheets for data extraction), a team of volunteers, a reviewing expert and a topic expert (e.g. the review proposer).
We will introduce the concept of crowd sourced rapid reviews and outline the process of conducting such reviews.
You will take part in activities to set up and use
- Communications (Slack, google docs)
- Rayyan for screening
- Systems for data extraction
- To understand the process of rapid reviewing
- To understand the process of crowd sourcing
- To gain some experience of using the crowd sourced rapid review method
Target Audience: People with some experience of systematic reviewing (e.g., have been trained in systematic reviewing, have conducted systematic reviews) who want to learn about conducting systematic reviews using crowd sourcing
University of the West of England
Lecture rooms, Arnolfini,
16 Narrow Quay,
|10:00||What is a rapid systematic review|
|10:15||What is crowd sourcing|
|10:30||Why might you want to get involved|
|10:45||The crowd sourced rapid review experience|
|11:00||Setting up communications|
|11:30||Setting up and using Rayyan|
|12:00||Systems for data extraction|
Dr Tracy Epton
Dr Tracy Epton is a lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. Her research is focused on behaviour change. She is an expert in systematic reviewing (e.g., meta analysis, rapid reviews, narrative reviews, review of reviews). She was appointed by the Health Psychology Exchange to develop the crowd sourced rapid review methodology to synthesise evidence around COVID-19.
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