Does the medium matter for educators' understanding of systematic reviews?




Poster session 2 Thursday: Evidence synthesis - methods / improving conduct and reporting


Thursday 14 September 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00


All authors in correct order:

Hanratty J1, Miller S1
1 Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author:

Jennifer Hanratty

Contact person:

Abstract text
Background: Educators need to understand evidence in order to make informed decisions about what programmes, tools and interventions they will use in their schools and individual classrooms.

Objectives: We wanted to know how well educators are equipped to understand evidence from systematic reviews relevant to their school and/or classroom practice and whether the way in which the information is presented makes a difference.

Methods: Educators including principals, teachers and trainee teachers were randomly presented with one of three summaries of a systematic review on an area of interest to them. The summaries were either a blog, a plain-language summary or the review abstract. Educators then answered questions about their understanding of the review findings and whether the review would influence their practice.

Results: The study is in process.

Conclusions: The study is in process.