Dates of Course: Thursday and Friday, 25th and 26th January 2024
Venue: Reed Hall, University of Exeter
In addition to understanding “what works” policy makers and practitioners often need to understand how something works, the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention, how best to implement it or whether there are unintended consequences. They may also want to understand how people value particular outcomes, or why differences in impact are seen. Qualitative evidence can often speak to these issues. Bringing together the insights from both quantitative and qualitative evidence can enhance the completeness, relevance or interpretation of the evidence base.
There are a number of ways in which quantitative and qualitative evidence can inform each other and a range of approaches and methods for mixed methods synthesis depending on the questions being asked and the data available, which will be explore in this course.
Aims of the course
To introduce approaches, tools and methodologies for mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses.
The objective of this training is to provide an overview of:
As this course will focus on bringing together diverse bodies of evidence, participants must have prior systematic review experience and knowledge of Qualitative Evidence Synthesis.
For a full programme and/or any other enquiries about the course, please email [email protected] or call +44 01392 722964.
The course will use a mixture of lectures, discussion and small group exercises relevant to mixed methods systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. The workshops will consist of a mixture of presentations, small group work and plenary discussion.
The course will be delivered by University of Exeter researchers with a wealth of experience in mixed methods systematic reviews including for policy customers.
Through a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises, small group work and plenary discussion you will learn:
Who is this for
Early career and experienced researchers, PhD students, clinicians, and other practitioners.
University of Exeter staff have extensive experience of producing evidence synthesis and providing training for a range of policy customers including NICE, NHSE, DHSC, WHO, UN’s Green Climate Fund. Exeter is home to a number of specialist evidence synthesis groups responding to policy and practitioner need including the PenARC Evidence Synthesis Team; HSDR Evidence Synthesis Centre; PRP Evidence Review Facility; PenTAG and the new Isca Evidence group.