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December 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Systematic Reviews in International Development The number of research publications doubles every nine years. More than 6,000 new journals are started every year. And policy makers do not read academic journals anyway. So how are we to stay on top of the current state of academic literature, what can we learn and how can consensus positions emerge from a vast array of differing studies in different contexts with different findings, and how can policy be informed by evidence?The adoption of evidence-based medicine was driven by systematic reviews. Systematic reviews summarize all available high-quality evidence addressing a specific question. Non-systematic reviews, including traditional literature reviews, are more prone subject to bias from missing studies and selective reporting. Well conducted reviews deliver clear policy messages. The evidence-based policy movement promotes the adoption of the systematic review approach as a standard methodology in social and economic analysis.MannheimRead More
December 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Systematic Reviews in International Development The number of research publications doubles every nine years. More than 6,000 new journals are started every year. And policy makers do not read academic journals anyway. So how are we to stay on top of the current state of academic literature, what can we learn and how can consensus positions emerge from a vast array of differing studies in different contexts with different findings, and how can policy be informed by evidence?The adoption of evidence-based medicine was driven by systematic reviews. Systematic reviews summarize all available high-quality evidence addressing a specific question. Non-systematic reviews, including traditional literature reviews, are more prone subject to bias from missing studies and selective reporting. Well conducted reviews deliver clear policy messages. The evidence-based policy movement promotes the adoption of the systematic review approach as a standard methodology in social and economic analysis.MannheimRead More