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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Systematic Reviews of Mixed Methods Evidence CPD Course

25th and 26th January 2024

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A brand new in-person CPD course!  Join University of Exeter leaders with extensive experience of producing evidence-based synthesis and providing training for a range of policy customers including NICE, NHSE, DHSC, WHO, and UN's Green Climate Fund.

Reed Hall

Ariel view of Streatham campus

In addition to understanding “what works”, policy makers and practitioners often need to understand how something works, the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention, how best to implement it or whether there are unintended consequences. They may also want to understand how people value particular outcomes, or why differences in impact are seen. Qualitative evidence can often speak to these issues. Bringing together the insights from both quantitative and qualitative evidence can enhance the completeness, relevance or interpretation of the evidence base.

There are a number of ways in which quantitative and qualitative evidence can inform each other and a range of approaches and methods for mixed methods synthesis depending on the questions being asked and the data available, which will be explored in this course.

Delivery dates

(In-Person) 25th and 26th January 2024

Where - In Person - Reed Hall, University of Exeter 

Objectives

The objective of this training is to provide an overview of:

  • Approaches, tools and methodologies for mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses.
  • When mixed methods design might be appropriate and appropriate designs.
  • How to formulate mixed methods review questions.
  • Approaches to searching, study selection, data extraction and critical appraisal.

And to provide hands-on exercises relevant to mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses.

Learning Outcomes

Through a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises, small group work and plenary discussion you will learn:

  • When mixed methods might be appropriate for systematic reviews.
  • How to formulate mixed methods review questions.
  • Approaches to searching, study selection, data extraction, and critical appraisal.
  • A range of approaches, tools, and methodologies for mixed methods evidence syntheses.

The course will be delivered by University of Exeter researchers with a wealth of experience in mixed methods systematic reviews including for policy customers.

Delegate Rate

EARLY BIRD RATE of £600 until Oct 31st 2023!

STANDARD DELEGATE RATE £660  

PHD STUDENTS £540 

Feedback and Certificates

Your feedback is valued and allows us to make adjustments for sessions and future courses.

At the end of the course, we will send you a certificate highlighting the learning outcomes with a section where you can complete your own CPD Reflection of the course, which you can use in a future professional development review.

Accommodation

Delegates are asked to cover their own costs for accommodation. 

For a campus map,  please click here.

Reed Hall is building number 14 on the map, ref 6E.  The address of Reed Hall is Streatham Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QR.

For accommodation in Exeter City, please see Visit Exeter

 

Programme for Systematic Reviews of Mixed Methods Evidence CPD Course

Thursday 25th January 2024

Friday 26th January 2024

TIMETABLE

 *This programme may be subject to minor alterations.

 

THURSDAY 25TH JANUARY 2024

Day 1

What

How

Speaker

8:30-9:00

Coffee and welcome

 

 

9-9:45

Introduction to Mixed Methods (why use it and what it is / is not)

Lecture

Prof Ruth Garside

9:45-10:30

When and how can you integrate?

Lecture

Prof Ruth Garside

10:30

Break

 

 

11-12:30

Formulating your Mixed Questions and Writing your Protocol

Lecture & small group work

Dr Liz Shaw

12:30-1:30

Lunch Break

 

 

1:30-3:00

Searching, Study Selection and Data Extraction

Lecture and small group work

Dr Simon Briscoe

3-3:30

Break

 

 

3:30-5:00

Quality Appraisal – choosing and using different tools

Lecture and small group work

Dr Noreen Orr

 

FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2024

Day 2

What

How

Speaker

8:45-9:00

Coffee

 

 

9-10:30

Tools for Mixed Methods Review (matrix, logic model/ conceptual framework / hypothesis testing)

Lecture & whole group discussion

Prof Ruth Garside

10:30

Break

 

 

11-12:30

Working through examples of Mixed Methods Synthesis

Small group work

All

12:30-1:30

Lunch Break

 

 

1:30-3:00

Using the interweave approach

Lecture & small group work

Prof Jo Thomson-Coon

3-3:30

Break

 

 

3:30-4:30

Methods for Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data (realist, QCA etc)

Lecture and whole group discussion

Prof G.J. Melendez-Torres

4:30-5:00

Wrap up and trouble shooting

Whole group discussion

All speakers

End of Course

As this course will focus on bringing together diverse bodies of evidence, participants must have prior systematic review experience and knowledge of Qualitative Evidence Synthesis.

Early career and experienced researchers, PhD students, clinicians, and other practitioners.

University of Exeter staff have extensive experience of producing evidence synthesis and providing training for a range of policy customers including NICE, NHSE, DHSC, WHO, UN’s Green Climate Fund. Exeter is home to a number of specialist evidence synthesis groups responding to policy and practitioner need, including the PenARC Evidence Synthesis Team; HSDR Evidence Synthesis Centre; PRP Evidence Review Facility; PenTAG and the new Isca Evidence group.

Speakers

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us: 

Tel: +44 (0)1392 722964

Email: University of Exeter Medical School CPD