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Developing Systematic Literature Searches
Domain: A1 Knowledge base

Format of Workshop: Information and Discussion
Suitable for: All

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the techniques available to develop a more systematic search strategy for a literature review. You will learn about:
* formulating a focused question
* identifying important concepts within the question
* identifying search terms to describe those concepts
* ‘sensitivity’ and ‘specificity’
* preparation of the search strategy using Boolean operators, truncation, and other key features of strategy development
* literature search methodology
* approaches to verifying the performance of the strategy
It will offer you hands-on learning, and will be particularly helpful for developing your literature review. You will be encouraged to relate the techniques directly to your research topic and there will be opportunities to discuss specific issues encountered. In order to make this possible, attendees are asked to provide some basic information in advance. Please choose the version relevant to your subject.

Health and Social Care topics
(Note: this workshop is specifically designed for those undertaking health and social care topics. It will have limited relevance to students in other disciplines)

(Note: this workshop is not suitable for those undertaking health and social care topics)