Evidence Synthesis Institute – Summer 2022 – Day 2

Day 2: August 3



Session Lead

11:00  AM Formulating a research question Nasra & Alison
11:30 AM Frameworks (e.g., PICO) and eligibility criteria Tandi
12:00 PM Break
12:15 PM The reference interview: how to have a conversation with a review team Panel:

Zahra, Jim, Amy



1:00 PM Lunch break
2:00 PM Selecting databases for evidence synthesis Sarah
2:15 PM Search strategies part 1:


Group assignments: https://bit.ly/3v0ay7G

  • Mindfulness (Zahra)
  • Drones (Megan)
  • 360 degree Feedback (Amy)
  • Mycorrhizae (Matt & Jim)
  • Gymnastics (Scott)
  • Telehealth (Sarah)
Scott, Sarah, Matt
3:30 PM Debrief with discipline cohorts

  • What frameworks have you used?
  • If a researcher comes to you and says, I want to do a review on _____vague discipline-relevant topic____, what would you ask in the reference interview? How have these conversations gone for you previously? Have you had to redirect patrons to a different type of review?


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