Dr Michael Simon

The Think-Tank seminar series

Empirically derived search strategies or how to build your searches more informed


Dr Michael Simon, University of Southampton

Date and time

12:00 - 1:00pm, 26 April 2013


Most search strategies to identify relevant literature for systematic reviews consist of method filters and conceptually developed components. However this does not warrant that the strategy is successful in terms of sensitivity and/or precision. This talk will give an introduction to an empirically driven process to develop and test search strategies and will show a case study of a search for complex interventions on health literacy.