(54) Little Is Known? Designing More Useful Reviews of Related Research Evidence

Session Number: 54
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Bernadette M Wright [Director of Research & Evaluation - Meaningful Evidence, LLC]
Other Workshop Presenter: Ladel Lewis, PhD [Senior Research Strategist - Meaningful Evidence, LLC]
Time: Oct 29, 2016 (02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
Room: International South 8

Audience Level: Advanced
Learning Outcomes: • Develop relevant questions to focus a review of related research on what is important
• Select and evaluate the quality of evidence from studies
• Synthesize relevant information from across studies
• Clearly report how you analyzed the studies
• Diagram and assess the body of evidence and develop recommendations to strengthen the body of evidence

Session Abstract:  In this workshop, you will learn how to plan effective strategies to find and evaluate the related research evidence, so you can avoid saying “little is known” ,and not providing useful information. Rather than teach one approach, for each step we will present multiple approaches from the evaluation/research literature and encourage you to design your own strategies for your specific evaluation situations.