Agenda

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Welcome Reception and dinner buffet—University Club at the University of Pittsburgh

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–noon

All class sessions will be held in the Falk Library of the Health Sciences, Conference Room B
Sunday, November 12

Join us for a Welcome Reception and dinner buffet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.—University Club at the University of Pittsburgh

Monday, November 13

Morning Session

8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Introductions and Course Overview

9 a.m.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

 

Break

10:15 a.m.

Study Design and Systematic Reviews

Noon–1:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:20 p.m.

The Librarian as Co-Investigator

2:30 p.m.

The Reference Interview: Its Importance and Some Techniques

 

Break

3:15 p.m.

Other Review Methods

3:45 p.m.

Publication Bias

4:45 p.m.

Daily Wrap-Up

Tuesday, November 14

Morning Session

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Choosing Databases

9:30 a.m.

Gray Literature

10 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

12:35 p.m.

The Literature Search

12:45 p.m.

Term Harvesting

2:10 p.m.

Building and Documenting the Search

4:45 p.m. Daily Wrap-Up

Wednesday, November 15

Morning Session

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 p.m.

Methodology Filters

9:15 p.m.

Hand Searching

9:45 a.m.

Other Search Methods

 

Break

10:00 a.m. Data Management
10:45 a.m.

Writing the Methods Section

11:30 a.m.

Final Wrap-up and Course Evaluation

 

*Please note that this is a tentative schedule. Times and durations of individual lectures and hands-on sessions may change. Morning and afternoon breaks are approximate.

 
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