Systematic, Scoping and Rapid Reviews: Exploring Similarities, Differences & Tradeoffs

A 2-part workshop took place online via the Zoom platform (July 11 and 13 and again on August 1 and 3, 2023) to explore evidence syntheses, the emergence of multiple methods, and implications for review authors.

Workshop Activities

  • Discussion of the differences among three common review approaches (systematic, scoping, and rapid);
  • Discussion of the methodological affordances and tradeoffs of each approach; and
  • Participant engagement in active, applied learning, including risk of bias assessment and mapping method to research question.

Workshop Summary

Download the accessible workshop summary document: KTDRR-2023-Synthesis-Summary-508.pdf

Workshop Faculty

Dr. Tanya Horsley

Dr. Tanya Horsley, PhD, MBA, is the associate director of Research at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and faculty in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the Royal College, she was a scientist at the Chalmers Research Institute and completed a postdoctoral fellowship, with a focus on systematic review and meta-analysis, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta. She completed her Master of Business Administration at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (2018).

Dr. Horsley leads an emerging program of research in medical education, specifically examining the formalization of integrated KT for the cocreation, use, and influence of research and complex systems of care, with a particular focus on multistakeholder engagement and organizational contexts. She is dedicated to improving the standards for reporting research and has coauthored several internationally recognized reporting guidelines. In addition, she has authored nearly 90 peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents at national and international conferences.