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Book now for our popular Mixed Methods Systematic Review Courses 31st March – 2nd April 2020, University of Leeds, UK.

Searching the Evidence for Mixed Methods Reviews – Day 1, 31st March 2020

Judy Wright and Natalie King (U of Leeds) deliver lectures and computer-based practical sessions covering search techniques, sources, reporting methods and reference management that are most useful in mixed methods systematic reviews. This includes: search filters, forwards & backwards citation searching, CLUSTER searching, grey and published literature sources, reporting standards, tips for tracking search activities and managing large search results in EndNote.

Mixed Methods Systematic Reviews – Days 2 and 3, 1-2nd April 2020

Dr Katy Sutcliffe (EPPI-Centre, UCL), Dr Helen Elsey (U of York) Dr Joanne Greenhalgh (U of Leeds) & Judy Wright deliver lectures and practical sessions covering: The purpose and value of mixed-methods systematic reviews| Methods for synthesising qualitative and quantitative research including explanatory sequential, exploratory sequential, and convergent synthesis methods including an overview of realist synthesis methods

The course is for you if you are interested in understanding how mixed-method synthesis provides a deeper understanding of complex interventions and their implementation. It is suitable for you if you already have an understanding of systematic review methods – i.e. you have had in-depth training and/or conducted a systematic review (either quantitative or qualitative) before. The mixed methods course is not suitable for you if you are new to systematic reviews as it does not provide basic systematic review or meta-analysis training.

You can attend all three days, or just the mixed methods course or the evidence search workshop. See course website for fees and further details:

To book a place contact Helen Walters<>


The 2020 Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Planning Committee invites submissions for the Annual Conference to be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario (June 12-15, 2020). The theme of the conference is 20/20 Vision. The online abstract submission site is now available via the CHLA 2020 Conference website. To be considered, submissions must be received by December 15, 2019, 11:59 pm PST.
*New this Year: Interactive Workshops*
The Program Committee is introducing a new form of contributed content to the conference in the form of interactive workshops. These interactive workshops will be in-depth, engaging sessions structured around active participation and active learning. These sessions should be on a specific topic that is relevant to health libraries.
Authors are asked to rank how they would prefer to present their work: as a paper, poster, or lightning talk. Abstracts not accepted to a first choice will be considered for second or third choices. Please note that interactive workshops are their own unique type of submission and cannot be ranked along with papers, posters or lightning talks.