Webisodes: EPPI-Centre Evidence Tools, Products, and Projects

The Center on KTDRR is working with the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) to present a series of brief “webisodes” to introduce the audience to several of the EPPI-Centre’s tools, products, and projects. Based at University College London’s Institute of Education, the EPPI-Centre focuses on the development of systematic reviews and studies the use of research evidence. Members of the EPPI-Centre staff will provide an overview and discussion of the development process for each topic, as well as the outcomes or anticipated outcomes of their use.

These pre-recorded webisodes will be aired on February 7, 14, & 21, 2018. After the initial airing, the archived webisodes will be available through this page.

View Webisodes

These webisodes will air on February 21, 2018 (beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern), via YouTube. You do not need a YouTube account to view the webisode. The videos will be private until 3:00 PM Eastern, when you can select the video link in the Materials section for each webisode. Please complete the brief evaluation after viewing the webisodes.

Tips for Optimal Viewing on YouTube:

  • To increase volume, turn up the volume on your computer and use the volume bar on bottom left side of the YouTube video window.
  • Captioning is available by selecting the "CC" option on the bottom right side of the video window. Click on "Options" to change the font, size, and color of the captions.
  • Additional tools on the bottom right side: "Settings" increase the video quality; "Theater mode" (default)/"Full screen."

Dimensions of Difference in Systematic Reviews

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Webisode 1 Materials:

Presenter: DAVID GOUGH - Director of the EPPI-Centre. Professor of Evidence-informed Policy and Practice. Interests: Development of methods of systematic review and the study of research use.

EPPI-Centre Tools for Collecting and Using Data

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Webisode 2 Materials:

Presenter: JAMES THOMAS - Associate Director of the EPPI-Centre. Professor of Social Research and Policy. Director of the EPPI-Centre's Reviews Facility for the Department of Health, England. Interests: Developing methods for research synthesis, in particular for qualitative and mixed methods reviews and in using emerging information technologies such as text mining in research.

Turning Knowledge into Action

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Webisode 3 Materials:

Presenter: CAROL VIGURS - Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Diabetes education; Children and young people; Young offenders; Youth at risk; Systematic reviews; rapid evidence assessment.

Producing a Mixed-Method Systematic Review

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Webisode 4 Materials:

Presenter: MUKDARUT BANGPAN - Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Social interventions; gender, health and well-being of children and women in developing countries; systematic reviews in international development.

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Presenter: KELLY DICKSON – Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Systematic reviews in health and social care and working with review groups to undertake systematic reviews.

Benefits and Challenges of Reviews of Reviews

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Webisode 5 Materials:

Presenter: KATY SUTCLIFFE - Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Children's participation in their health-care; approaches for integrating different types of research evidence in systematic reviews and approaches for supporting the implementation of review findings.

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Presenter: GINNY BRUNTON – Senior Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Maternal and child health; reproductive health; and development of mixed methods in systematic reviews.

Justifiable Evidence Claims

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Webisode 6 Materials:

Presenter: DAVID GOUGH - Director of the EPPI-Centre. Professor of Evidence-informed Policy and Practice. Interests: Development of methods of systematic review and the study of research use.

Rapid Reviews

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Webisode 7 Materials:

Presenter: MARK NEWMAN - Associate Director of the EPPI-Centre. Reader in Evidence-informed Policy and Practice in Education and Social Policy. Interests: Developing methods and processes for systematic reviews for policy and practice decision making across social policy; capacity building amongst practitioners, researchers and policymakers to produce, critically appraise, and utilize research evidence; methods for the design and evaluation of effective learning environments in professional and clinical education.

How to Determine Which Interventions Work Best

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Webisode 8 Materials:

Presenter: KATY SUTCLIFFE - Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Children's participation in their health-care; approaches for integrating different types of research evidence in systematic reviews and approaches for supporting the implementation of review findings.

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Presenter: DYLAN KNEALE - Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Exploring methods and practice in evidence-based policy-making; policy analysis; longitudinal analysis; neighbourhood and contextual effects; transitions to adulthood; housing and health; and ageing and ageing policy.

Research Use Toolkit

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Webisode 9 Materials:

Presenter: SARAH LESTER - Research Officer, EPPI-Centre. Interests: Participatory research methods in health and social care research; synthesis of diverse types of research evidence; and research use in evidence-informed decision-making.

Systematic Maps

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Webisode 10 Materials:

Presenter: DAVID GOUGH - Director of the EPPI-Centre. Professor of Evidence-informed Policy and Practice. Interests: Development of methods of systematic review and the study of research use.