Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews
Librarians typically make their greatest contribution to systematic reviews in the comprehensive search part of the review process. Hendren and Ledbetter, who together have contributed to over 80 reviews, will show you how you can add another skill to your review skillset: Providing guidance to teams and researchers on selecting and utilizing a risk of bias tool.
Conducting a risk of bias assessment to identify design and other flaws and limitations in studies is an important step in the review process, one filled with challenges for new and experienced teams. In this webinar, you’ll get an overview of what risk of bias is, how assessing risk of bias differs from critical appraisal, and why identifying bias is so important to the review process. You’ll receive advice and guidance on supporting review teams through the risk of bias phase of the review process and learn the points in the process where you can discuss the risk of bias tools with teams.
Hendren and Ledbetter will share industry standard methodological guidelines from Cochrane and other sources, demonstrate the Quality Assessment and Risk of Bias Tool Repository, and show you common features among risk of bias tools. You’ll have an opportunity to practice locating tools and will learn of other repositories, websites, and guides you can use when advising teams.
You’ll leave with skills and knowledge that will help researchers follow best practices in choosing and using risk of bias tools and help you develop new review methodology skills and advance in your career.