Systematic Reviews in Quantitative and/or Qualitative Evidence 2018 (SR2018) workshop: Leuven, Belgium

The KU Leuven Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group and the Social Research Methodology Group organize a multi-disciplinary workshop designed to provide faculty, PhD, doctoral students, editors, reviewers and other researchers in the area of Educational, Behavioral, Social Welfare and Healthcare sciences with the fundamental background and skills required to conduct a systematic review of qualitative or quantitative evidence, evaluating the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness of particular interventions or programs, inventorying the experiences of people involved in  treatments, interventions, or therapies or exploring the lived experience of people having a particular disability, disease or living in difficult circumstances. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Cochrane Qualitative Research and Implementation Methods Group.

In between the sessions, participants will have the opportunity to closely interact with instructors and other participants, and to receive feedback on individual projects, questions and ideas.  Please note that the course material will be provided online.  Paper for personal notes will be provided.  Participants are expected to bring their own laptop.

The course will be conducted in English. Participants should be able to read and understand original, qualitative research papers. Particular experience in the conduct of systematic reviews is helpful, however it is not a prerequisite for participating in this course event.

Please register at the latest on February 20, 2018 using this link 

Registration fee:

€ 250 for the two day program on 28 and 29 March 2018 (in which participants choose between a focus on qualitative or a focus on quantitative evidence);
€ 300 for the three day program on 28, 29 and 30 March 2018 (in which the focus is on both qualitative and quantitative evidence).

The registration fee includes lunches, coffee and tea and course book(s) 'Synthesizing Qualitative Research: Choosing the Right Approach' by K. Hannes & C. Lockwood and/or 'Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis:A Step-by-Step Approach, 5th Ed.' by H. Cooper.

Doctoral students have a discount of  € 30. Proof of subscription in a doctoral program is required.