C2 Education Coordination Group Workshop 2008

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The Campbell Collaboration (C2) Education Coordination Group, supported by the Department of Psychology II at the University of Mannheim, is organizing a workshop on performing systematic reviews.

This training program has been designed to provide PhD, doctoral, or research level participants with the fundamental background required to conduct a systematic review of treatment, intervention, therapy, or instruction in the area of education.

The workshop will take place at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and encompass two consecutive sessions:

In the first session, held between February 12-15, 2008, participants will

  • Select a Topic for Review
  • Develop a Draft Protocol to include
    • Learn Information Retrieval Strategies
    • Coding Form
    • Quality Assessment Standards
    • Methodological Criteria for
    • Study Inclusion
    • Statistical Analysis

In the second session, held between June 24-27, 2008, participants will:

  • Learn how to use Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software
  • Conduct the analyses for studies collected to include:
    • Effect Size Calculations
    • Sensitivity Analysis
    • Publication Bias Analysis
    • Synthesize Effects Sizes
    • Heterogeneity Analysis
    • Missing Data Analysis
  • Prepare a Draft version of the final review.

In between these two sessions, participants will have the opportunity to closely interact with instructors and other participants with the aid of a Web-based learning and collaboration system.

The workshop is explicitly designed to facilitate the completion of a systematic review in the area of education. An outlet for the publication and broad dissemination of completed reviews will be provided by the Campbell Collaboration Education Coordination Group.

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