Mixed Methods Systematic Review and Searching the Evidence

Course overview

This course is now fully booked - please contact us for details

Mixed methods systematic reviews combine qualitative and quantitative evidence to answer complex applied health and public health questions. These methods are becoming increasingly important as we seek to understand why interventions may have different results for different people in different situations. This course will explore the current thinking on approaches to mixed methods systematic reviews.

You can attend all three days, or just the mixed methods course or the evidence search workshop.

Mixed Methods Systematic Review Course

Following this two day course participants should have a strong understanding of:
• The key concepts of mixed methods systematic reviews
• Methods for searching the literature for mixed methods reviews  
• Methods for synthesising qualitative and quantitative research

Searching the Evidence Base Workshop

An additional one day computer-based workshop to develop: 
• A strong understanding of best practice search methods for mixed-methods reviews
• Practical skills in search techniques, strategies, resource selection and managing 1000’s of references with EndNote.

Who the course is for?

The three day course is for you if you have had in-depth training and/or conducted a systematic review (either quantitative or qualitative) before. The mixed methods course is not suitable for those who are new to systematic reviews.


Dr Katy Sutcliffe is the Deputy Director of the Department of Health Reviews Facility at the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordination Centre (EPPI-Centre), Institute of Education, University College London. She specialises in developing methods for research synthesis, in particular for qualitative and mixed methods reviews.

Judy Wright is a senior information specialist with expertise in finding evidence for mixed methods reviews. Judy’s team supports systematic reviews, economic models and realist syntheses. 

Guest Speakers

Dr Joanne Greenhalgh is a social research methodologist applying realist methods to healthcare evaluation. Joanne has expertise in realist syntheses. 

Dr Helen Elsey is a public health specialist based in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development. Helen and colleagues have recently completed a NIHR-PHR funded mixed methods review with the Campbell Collaboration 


  • £800 two day mixed methods course and one day searching workshop (standard rate) *FULLY BOOKED*
  • £650 two day mixed methods course (standard rate) *FULLY BOOKED*
  • £150 one day searching workshop (standard rate) *FULLY BOOKED*

 *Concessions. University of Leeds staff and students receive a 50% discount.

Further information

For course administration and to go on the 'reserve list' please contact Helen Walters at h.walters@leeds.ac.uk  or call +44 (0)113-34-34961 .

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