Introduction to systematic review (SR) in Education (DUH100)
This course provides an introduction to systematic reviews (SR) in educational research. There are many different types of SR, but they all have in common that they are a synthesis of existing knowledge, and they utilize transparent and explicitly defined procedures to find, evaluate and synthesize the results of relevant research with minimum bias. SR is used to analyze and synthesize both quantitative and qualitative research. It has been widely used in medicine and is currently becoming more and more common within education.
This course is structured to reach two main goals: (1) An understanding of why SRs are important in the field of education, i.e., the purpose and principles of evidence in education, and (2) basic skills needed to appraise a research article and a SR article, and knowledge of the phases and practices of conducting a SR. Both goals will, combined, provide a foundation for you to assess the value of doing a systematic review within your own field and be able to start planning a systematic review.
KCE collaborates nationally and internationally, and we will involve our partners in delivering PhD courses, ensuring that PhD students have access to a wide range of prominent researchers in the field.
Course coordinator: Serap Keles
Elaine Munthe, Professor, Director of KCE
Serap Keles, Associate Professor, KCE
May Irene Furenes, Associate Professor, KCE
Terri Pigott, Professor, Georgia State University
Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.