Mixed Methods Systematic Review and Searching the Evidence Online Courses - Fully booked

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Course overview

*FULLY BOOKED*  Apologies we are unable to take further bookings.

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 six half-days, or just the ‘Review’ course (four half-days) or the evidence search course (two half-days). 

Conducting a Mixed Methods Systematic Review Online course.

Live sessions 13.30 - 16.00 (GMT) 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th February 2021  

Following this course (delivered in four half-day sessions) participants should have a strong understanding of: 

The purpose and value of mixed-methods systematic reviews 

Methods for synthesising qualitative and quantitative research including explanatory sequential, exploratory sequential, and convergent synthesis methods. 

Searching the Evidence Base Workshop  

Online course. Live sessions 13.30 - 16.00 (GMT) 10th and 12th February 2021. 

A one-day course (delivered over 2 days) to develop: 

A strong understanding of best practice search methods for mixed-methods reviews 

Practical skills in search techniques, resource selection and managing reference records. 

Online course format 

The course materials and live sessions will be delivered by software which will enable group discussions, break-out room discussion, quizzes and recording of sessions.  

A brief preliminary session will allow participants and presenters to introduce themselves and the course.  

Participants will be given access to pre-recorded lectures that can be watched in their own time prior to each live session.   

During the live interactive sessions, participants will complete hands-on activities and engage in discussion. The online sessions are spaced out in digestible chunks over several days.  

Who the course is for? 

This course is for you if you are interested in understanding how mixed-method synthesis provides a deeper understanding of complex interventions and their implementation. It is suitable for you if you already have an understanding of systematic review methods – i.e. 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 you if you are new to systematic reviews as it does not provide basic systematic review (screening, data extraction, quality assessment) or meta-analysis training.  The ‘Review’ course focusses on synthesis methods. 


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 https://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/. Katy 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 leads the AUHE Evidence Synthesis team, supporting systematic reviews, economic models and realist syntheses. 

Natalie King is an information specialist with expertise in finding evidence for systematic reviews, economic models and mixed methods reviews including 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 senior lecturer based at the University of York. Helen and colleagues have recently completed a NIHR-PHR funded mixed methods review with the Campbell Collaboration

Further information 

The courses are fully booked. If you would like to register for notification of future courses please contact Helen Walters at h.walters@leeds.ac.uk 

2019 course attendees said...  “A good mix of practical and theoretical sessions”, “Lots of good, detailed information”, “The different speakers brought interesting research from different backgrounds”. “Learnt lots of new information to implement in work place”