Session 1: Introduction to Scoping Reviews and Synthesizing Evidence

In this session, participants will be provided a state-of-the-art overview on current approaches for conducting Scoping Reviews and will learn how to apply them to the literature in disability and rehabilitation. These approaches will include understanding the context of the Scoping Review within the larger research synthesis review methodology by comparing the scoping review process and output with other synthesis methods. Examples of published Scoping Reviews will be presented. Faculty: Chad Nye, PhD and Oliver Wendt, PhD.

Session 1

Introduction to Scoping Reviews and Synthesizing Evidence

  • Understanding the context of research synthesis/systematic reviews
    • Quantitative Review
    • Qualitative Review
    • Rapid Evidence Review
    • Scoping Review
  • How can a Scoping Review inform disability research and rehabilitation
    • Primary consumer audience for a Scoping Review
    • Examples of Scoping Reviews
    • Strengths and Weaknesses of Scoping Reviews
  • Approaches to a Scoping Review
    • Steps of Scoping Review: Overview
      • Identifying & Formulating the Scoping Review Question
      • Identifying & Retrieving Relevant Studies
      • Study Classification & Selection of Evidence
      • Data Extraction & Organization of Evidence
      • Collating, Summarizing, & Reporting Evidence
  • Critical Reflections on a Scoping Review
    • Organizing based on Quality of Evidence
    • Organization Based on Independent Variables
    • Organization Based on Treatment Types

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