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An Introduction to Summarising and Synthesising Evidence Group 2



Group 2 - May 5th, May 26th and June 16th - 2:45 – 4:45

Course Overview

An introduction to summarising and synthesising the evidence. This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills for required for undertaking evidence summaries and synthesis. The course will cover best practice in collating, selecting and summarising the evidence and how to take summaries to the next level in generating an evidence synthesis.

Michelle will share practical tips and good practice when collating the evidence base to create summaries and evidence synthesis.


  • Attendance at all 3 sessions is required. Participants will be expected to engage with a flipped classroom prior to attending a webinar. This requires participants to undertake exercises prior to attending a webinar in order to replicate the summary/synthesis process and will enable them to get the most out of the webinar sessions. There are 3 weeks between the webinars to allow participants time to practice their skills.
  • Aimed at staff who have not done this training before
  • NB this course does not involve searching for the literature

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered via a series of flipped classrooms, mentorship and webinars designed to replicate the process for a producing an evidence summary and synthesis. It aims to help participants develop their knowledge and skills in generating useful evidence summaries and synthesis. Webinars will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.


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Event Date: 5 May 2021 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Date: Bookings closed

Category: National CPD Event

Trainer: Dr Michelle Maden

About the trainer:

Dr Michelle Maden has over 15 years’ experience of undertaking evidence synthesis, authoring and co-authoring different types of evidence synthesis (systematic review, scoping review, realist review, critical interpretive synthesis, mixed-methods review) and been involved in the publication of several NIHR evidence synthesis and NICE economic reviews. Michelle is a qualified Information Specialist and the creator of the LIHNN Literature Searching MOOC (now available as e-Learning modules) and co-author (content development) of Health Education England ‘How to Search the Literature Effectively’. After taking time out to complete her PhD (‘Incorporating considerations of health inequalities in evidence synthesis’), Michelle now works within an evidence synthesis research group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis.

Location: MS Teams