THIS IS A CLOSED SESSION.
Day 1: Overview of QES and formulating a review question
On Day 1, we will provide participants with an overview of qualitative evidence syntheses, including key QES types and methods, discuss the recent emergence and current uses of QES in global health policy making, and discuss how to develop a review questions for a QES.
Day 2: QES search strategies, screening and inclusion, and assessing methodological limitations
On Day 2, we will review search strategies, screening and inclusion processes, and methods for assessing methodological limitations. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which these steps in QES are both similar to, and contrast with, similar steps in quantitative reviews.
Day 3: Extracting and synthesising findings, and applying the CERQual approach to QES findings
On Day 3, we will review methods for extracting data and synthesising findings in QES and will introduce participants to a new approach (CERQual) for systematically assessing the confidence in findings from a qualitative evidence synthesis.
The workshop is funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and therefore the participants will not have to pay any registration fee to attend. It will be hosted at a venue close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The event is co-hosted by the South African Medical Research Council, the University of Cape Town, the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, and the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative.