The Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review training is offered at Mater through the Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence. Experienced and licensed trainers offer three modules across quantitative and qualitative data appraisal.
Module 001 (day 1) – Introduction to evidence based healthcare and the systematic review of evidence
(Module 001 is a prerequisite to all other modules. Once you have registered for module 001, you can register for any of the other Modules)
To develop a comprehensive understanding of the purposes and principles of evidence based healthcare.
To prepare participants to be able to:
- describe the origins and development of evidence-based healthcare
- critique the role of evidence in contemporary healthcare practice
- describe and discuss the systematic review process
- develop a systematic review protocol.
Module 002 (day 2 and 3) – The appraisal, extraction and pooling of quantitative data for reviews of effects
This module considers how to appraise, extract and synthesize evidence from experimental, observational and descriptive studies.
Module 003 (day 4 and 5) – The appraisal, extraction and pooling of qualitative data and text
This module considers how to appraise, extract and synthesize evidence from qualitative studies and text.
Qualitative research is ‘...a situated activity that locates the observer in the world. It considers a set of interpretative, material practices that make the world visible…[it] involves an interpretive, naturalistic approach to the world. This means qualitative researchers study things in their natural settings, attempting to make sense of, or to interpret, phenomena in terms of the meanings people bring to them’ (Denzin & Lincoln, 2000).