Systematic Reviews for Policy and Practice - Online
Institute of Education
University of London
Systematic Reviews for Policy and Practice will enable you to conduct and appraise systematic reviews. On successful completion, you will be familiar with the strengths and limitations of systematic reviews and have a critical appreciation of evidence-informed policy and practice.
The course is aimed at experienced policy-makers, practitioners, managers and researchers who wish to:
- become familiar with the principles of systematic reviews
- read and critique systematic reviews
- learn how to conduct a systematic review
The module aims to develop an understanding of:
- the history, theory and purpose of systematic reviews;
- systematic maps and synthesis;
- involving users of research in the research process;
- enabling evidence to be relevant for policy and practice;
- primary research methods, via the synthesis of primary studies.
In this online format, we estimate that you will need to study between 10-14 hours each week. You will work closely throughout the course with highly trained, experienced tutors and administrators from the Institute of Education. You will have access to a range of additional information and student support services from the Institute of Education.
The course can be taken without credit or as part of our Masters course MSc Research for Public Policy and Practice. For advice on fees for the 2012/13 academic year, contact the course administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or by phone on +44 (0)20 7612 6449