About this module
Part of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course on Conducting an Intervention Review, this module covers the importance of a rigorous and systematic approach to searching for studies. In this module you will learn how to plan and design a search, choose sources for identifying published and unpublished studies, and how to manage and report the process.
What you can expect to learn (learning outcomes)
This module will teach you to:
- Understand how Information Specialists can help you identify studies for inclusion in your review
- Identify the key sources to search when conducting a Cochrane Review
- Suggest concepts and terms to be used in a search strategy
- Identify the elements of the search process that need to be documented and reported
Authors and contributors
Module 3 has been written and compiled by:
Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates Ltd and Co-Convenor, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group.
Dario Sambunjak, Miranda Cumpston and Chris Watts from Cochrane's Learning and Support Department.
A full list of acknowledgements, including our expert advisors from across Cochrane, is available at the end of each module page.
Staying up to date
This module was last updated on 23 August 2017. The next planned review date is January 2018.
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