This masterclass has been designed to suit professionals, academics and postgraduate students who are looking for an introduction to systematic review methods.
About systematic review
Systematic review is a specific research method whereby a structured and rigorous approach is used to provide a critcal synthesis of the available literature on a particular topic.
About the course
Date: 8 – 9 November 2012
Location: BU Executive Business Centre, Holdenhurst Road, Lansdowne Campus
This masterclass will be led by Professor Edwin Van Teijlingen and Professor Vanora Hundley, who both have extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews. You will examine the rationale for systematic reviews of both qualitative and quantitative data, and explore the various elements of a systematic review; selecting electronic databases, literature searching, data extraction, data synthesis, interpretation and reporting.
There will be a mixture of seminars & discussions, Q&A sessions and group activities focusing on:
- Designing a review protocol
- Formulating a question
- Identifying & selecting relevant studies
- Systematic data extraction and collection
- Synthesis and analysis of the data
- Reporting systematic reviews.
The fee of £200 (£125 for postgraduate students with further reductions for BU staff and students) includes the full two days, with the course facilitators, all refreshments and course materials. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please book online by 2 November.
This masterclass can also be taken as a stand-alone Master’s level unit of accredited study – contact
Dr Caroline Ellis-Hill for more information.
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Booking is open for the next ambassador event taking place on Wednesday 7th November. The event will run from 10.30am-4pm. Delegates will be able to find out more about public engagement at King’s College London; take a tour of the Museum of Life Sciences; and discuss relevant topics, informed by suggestions on the booking form. If you are a member of the scheme, please book here www.survey.bris.ac.uk/nccpe/peanov12. Find out more about the scheme here.
On 21st November, The British Academy is coming to BU to host an information session.
The purpose of the session is to:
- give participants an understanding of the British Academy and its range of activities
- increase awareness of the Academy’s research funding opportunities.
- give some insight into evaluation criteria and what assessors are looking for in applications to the Academy.
Dr Ken Emond and Kate Kenyon will be hosting.
Dr Emond is the Head of Research Awards at the British Academy. Ken is a graduate of the University of St Andrews with a doctorate in Scottish History, for a thesis on the Minority of King James V, 1513-1528. After working in the Department of Transport, Ken joined the Academy in 1992. As Head of Research Awards since 2008, Ken is responsible for the administration of all of the Academy’s UK grants and fellowship schemes, and he has extensive experience in advising on research funding matters.
Kate Kenyon is an International Officer within the International Department of the British Academy. Kate is a Modern Languages graduate of University College London, and joined the Academy in 2011 following periods at the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the London Deanery. Kate is responsible for the administration of the International Department’s International Partnership and Mobility Scheme and the Academy’s involvement in the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route.
- When: Wednesday, 21st November
- Time: 1.15 – 2.30pm
- Place: Allesbrook Lecture Theatre, Talbot campus
- How to book: Please click here to book your place.
Information about funding opportunities with the British Academy: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/index.cfm
For more information please contact Caroline O’Kane
Bournemouth subscribes to the information and assistance services of the UK Research Office (UKRO). For many years UKRO have been providing us with the latest EU information on funding calls, policy and providing advice on how to make a great application.
Our UKRO advisor Jo Frost is visiting on 27th November to provide you with information on how you can make the most of a bespoke, simple to create UKRO account to ensure you receive relevant and up to date information. She will also be talking through how to search for partners, what funding we can expect to see in FP7s replacement Horizon 2020 and how you can position yourself to get involved with this (networks to join etc).
This is a free to attend half day event on Lansdowne (BG14, 9:45-12:45) and refreshments will be provided; for this reason you must reserve your place by 22nd November using the Staff Development booking form. There will also be appointments available for a one to one with Jo to ask any questions about your specific area of research/ interest. These can be booked through me and are usually 30 mins (longer appointments may be organised – please request this when booking) .
The Study Leave (SL) grants are designed to buy individuals out of one semester/term of teaching and provide support for overseas travel and subsistence or for expenditure associated with distance working within the UK. Opportunities for paid study leave include undertaking or participating in:
- A period(s) of business or industrial secondment.
- International staff exchange or periods of overseas research, professional practice or educational activity.
- In staff exchange or periods of research, professional practice or educational activity at other Universities or Government research establishments in the UK.
- Secondments within different parts of BU, for example within different Schools.
Study Leave was the most undersubscribed strand of the Fund in round one with 5 applicants taking the £45,661.50 allocated in July. To give some clarity on what will be funded by the committee please see the FIF Study Leave policy Sept V1
Matthew Bennett writes in his blog piece ‘Jumping Trains’ how Study Leave can help in building networks. Periods of study leave need not be contiguous but can consist of a series of short visits or secondments at one or more institutions. An application for Study Leave may be combined or linked to a bid to the Staff Networking and Mobility Strand where additional travel and subsistence costs are required. Periods of Study Leave are normally between 2 or 6 months, but some flexibility for both shorter and longer periods will be exercised by the committee where there are good reasons for doing so.
The normal cycle of applications is two per year – June and December – however the Committee recognises that opportunities arise at other times and is prepared to take out of cycle applications at any point during an academic year.
I hope you will see the diversity of possibilities available from this strand – by reading the Dr Lai Xu post on securing the maximum £15,000 funding. The project ‘Strengthening Service Computing Research in BU’ is enabling inward mobility into the School of Design, Engineering and Computing.
As part of the intervention programmes in October and November the committee members are all contactable for help, please details on intervention activity here.