Scoping reviews: what they are and how you can do them

Description

In these videos from a Cochrane Learning Live webinar delivered in partnership with GESI: the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative, Dr Andrea C. Tricco presents the definition of a scoping review, examples of scoping reviews, steps of the scoping review process, and methods used in 494 scoping reviews from the literature. In the second video, Kafayat Oboirien presents her experiences of conducting a scoping review on strengthening clinical governance in low and middle income countries.

Below you will find slides from the webinar [PDF] as well as edited videos covering:

  1. Scoping reviews: an overview with examples
  2. Example: Strengthening clinical governance in low- and middle-income countries
  3. Examples of non-health related scoping reviews
  4. Doing scoping reviews
  5. Polling questions and Q&A session

Presenters Bio

Dr. Andrea C. Tricco (PhD, MSc) holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. Her research interests are related to responding to knowledge users (including patients, healthcare providers, and policy-makers) through knowledge synthesis. Her research also focuses on advancing the science of knowledge synthesis and she is leading research projects related to rapid reviews, network meta-analysis, and scoping reviews.

Kafayat Oboirien has a MPH in Health Economics. She has been involved in the analysis of utilisation in South Africa and a cross-country project evaluating reforms towards universal health coverage. Her present research interest lies in knowledge synthesis, specifically in mapping and documenting health systems’ work practices in LMICs.


 

Part 1: Scoping reviews: an overview with examples


Part 2: Example: Strengthening clinical governance in low- and middle-income countries


Part 3: Examples of non-health related scoping reviews


Part 4: Doing scoping reviews


Part 5: Polling questions and Q&A session

Author information: 
Tricco, Andrea; Oboirien, Kafayat; Lotfi, Tamara; Sambunjak, Dario