Applied Research Methods - Systematic Reviews

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This is a single MSc level half-module offered over one semester, introducing students to research methods that are used in public health in the context of systematic literature reviews. Topics covered include:

  • Asking the Right Question
  • Primary Research Designs and Types of Bias (Experimental and Observational)
  • Introduction to Systematic Reviews
  • Literature Searching
  • Quality Assesment, Risk of Bias and Data Extraction
  • Data Synthesis (Meta-analysis, Narrative Synthesis, Realist Reviews)
  • Health Equity assessment
  • Reporting systematic reviews
David Foxcroft
Professor of Community Psychology and Public Health

My research interests include behavioural health, prevention science and data science.