Join us to learn about appraising rapid reviews! Rapid evidence reviews have emerged as a key form of evidence synthesis in the COVID-19 response, but they have limitations. Find out how to assess the quality of a rapid review, interpret its limitations and how to apply these to your evidence-informed decision making process.
The session will take a small group discussion-based approach to understanding critical appraisal. Participants will be expected to read the session’s article in advance and be open to engaging in a discussion on the topic.
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. (2020, December 18). Rapid Review Update 1: What is the impact of COVID-19 and related public health measures on household food security? https://www.nccmt.ca/knowledge-repositories/covid-19-rapid-evidence-service.
Critical appraisal tool:
We will use the AMSTAR-1 Tool: https://amstar.ca/docs/AMSTARguideline.pdf
Be sure to download the PDF version of the article and tool prior to the webinar.
Online Journal Club fundamentals:
Participation is limited to allow for and encourage small-group discussion. Our goal is to have very interactive 1.5-hour sessions, so the groups will be kept fairly small.
By signing up for this webinar, you agree to:
• Read the journal article in question prior to the webinar; and
• Be prepared to actively contribute to the discussion.
Remember, you do not need to be correct (we are all here to learn!), but you must be willing to share your opinions and judgements with other Online Journal Club participants.
Note: If the current session is full, your name will retained on a waitlist and you may be offered participation in an encore session at a later date.