This webinar to help you create clear, precise questions using PICO to search literature and plan a research project. You will also gain an understanding of the GRADE system for developing practice guidelines. You will be introduced to a database of evidence based practice written by dietitians for dietitian which uses both of the above.
About the speakers: Judy Lawrence is a policy officer at the British Dietetic Association with a special responsibility for encouraging dietitians to be research active. Judy supports dietitians applying for research funding and research training and has recently been involved in the awarding of funding for a BDA project looking at the effectiveness of dietitians working in primary care. She is currently reviewing abstracts submitted for the BDA research symposium.
Eleanor Johnstone is also a policy officer at the British Dietetic Association, her role involves supporting members to get involved with evidenced-based practice. Eleanor facilitates members to contribute to and review evidence relating to nutrition and dietetics. She is currently establishing a group of members to help embed outcomes within dietetic practice.
Research tools are a rapidly changing area and the REBPC have compiled a list of available and generally free resources to help with various parts of the research process.
Any additional suggestions are welcome, please email us using the contact link.
General research tools and resources
- The EQUATOR Network | Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of Health Research
- Better Scientific Poster | OSF repository
- PEN author training tools include the 5 step evidence-based process (assess, ask, acquire, appraise, apply)
- GRADECERQual guidelines from qualitative research
- TAMS (Text analysis markup system) Mac only
- QDA miner lite enables analysis of textual data such as interview and news transcripts, open-ended responses, etc. as well as for the analysis of still images with basic CAQDAS features.
- RDQA is a R package for Qualitative Data Analysis
Primary research tools
Systematic review tools
- citationchaser (forward and backward citation chaser, and network visualization of evidence)
- abstrackr: home (screening tool)
- SR-Accelerator (really usefull tools to accelerate SR process)
- CADIMA (open acces software to manage full SR process)
- Systematic Review Toolbox (repository of tools)
- OpenMeta[Analyst] — CEBM @ Brown
- RobotReviewer (automation in critical appraisal)
- RobotSearch, only RCT (RCT filtering)
- https://rayyan.ai/ tool for systematic review
- EviAtlas (network visualization of evidence)
- VOSviewer – Visualizing scientific landscapes (network visualization of evidence)
- AMSTAR 2 critical appraisal tool for randomised controlled clinical trials
- Cochrane training library
- ROBviz risk of bias visualisation tool