Introduction to systematic reviews for the social sciences: APO workshop

Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day)
Swinburne University of Technology
Room 110, AGSE Building, 50 Wakefield Street
Hawthorn 3122 VIC

The term 'systematic review' is heard more and more. Why do you need to know about it and how will it help your policy and practice decisions?

Following from the APO Forum 2018 on the 25 October, APO is presenting a workshop on systematic reviews  to be held at Swinburne University of Technology on Friday 26 October.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews are considered the 'gold standard' for knowledge and evidence synthesis. They sound scary and complex, but really it is about ensuring that your analysis is planned, structured and following a logical sequence. Importantly, its about ensuring transparency, replicability and minimise the bias, allowing you to provide a more reliable and robust conclusion.

In the UK public sector, the ‘what works movement’ uses systematic reviews of evidence to inform decisions. Julia, from the Campbell Collaboration UK, is here and sharing her experience in this space.

Julia will facilitate this workshop which introduces participants to systematic reviews: why they are important and an overview of how to do them.

Benefits of attending:

Get a better understand of how to conduct a Systematic Reviews, and their value in evidence-based decision making.

Who should attend:

Policy makers, people who make submissions to government, and others who influence the evidence-based policy decision making process.

Presented by:

The Campbell Collaboration

Course convenor: 

Dr Julia Littell is Professor of Social Welfare and Social Research at Bryn Mawr University, US.  Julia is a leading proponent of evidence synthesis methods, having co-authored a book on systematic reviews and published several reviews. She has held several positions at the Campbell Collaboration, including co-Chair of the Board and Editor-in-Chief. Julia has delivered many workshops on review methods around the world over the last 20 years.


9.30 - 4.30 - Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis for the social sciences

1.00 - Lunch


Full price - $50

Concession/student - $25

Lunch is included in the cost. Slide printouts and materials will be provided. 

Getting there:

The closest train station to Swinburne University is Glenferrie Station. It takes about 15 mins by train from Flinders St Station to Glenferrie Station on the Lilydale, Belgrave and Alamein lines. The AGSE building, or more formally known as the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, is home to the Faculty of Business and Law. It is located on the Swinburne University Campus on the corner of Wakefield and William Streets. 

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