With the growing body of published research and knowing that no one research study may produce a conclusive response to a particular research question, systematic reviews are becoming even more important. Academics and policy makers are depending more on systematic reviews to inform their decision-making process as it offers a better understanding about the evidence that is available to them. This workshop provides an overview of what a systematic review is, its importance, and what makes it different from a literature review. Attendees will gain an understanding about the steps entailed in a systematic review from framing the research question through literature search, review, study feature coding, and analysis. In addition, they will have the opportunity to start framing their own systematic review research question.
- Academic researchers
- Assistant and Associate
- Faculty members
- Junior researchers
Dr. Rana Tamim is the Founder and CEO of edubridges, an Affiliate Professor at Concordia University; and a sessional lecturer at OISE, University of Toronto; and a contract faculty at Wilfred Laurier University. In addition to being a Professor of Educational Technology, she has an extensive experience as an educational leader, researcher, and instructional designer. Dr. Tamim is known as an international expert in conducting rigorous and reliable research reviews to inform evidence-based decisions and policy development with an established publication record in top-tier peer-reviewed journals with more than 7200 google scholar citations. She believes in the power of transformational leadership and values the importance of creating a positive work environment. Dr. Tamim also appreciates the teacher’s role as an instructional designer who creates appropriate student-centered learning environments while facilitating knowledge acquisition in various settings including face-to-face, distance, online, and blended.