Evidence Synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making

4 February 2020

The training course Evidence Synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making has been developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

It will run on Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020 in Wallingford, nr. Oxford

Sign-up closed on 30 January 2020.

This one-day course will introduce you to Evidence Synthesis. It will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to carry out an Evidence Review Synthesis for an area of Natural Environment research of your personal interest. You will gain and improve skills in undertaking an evidence review – from inception and question formulation with clients, to undertaking a systematic search and data extraction, and reporting. We will also cover the nature and application of different synthesis methodologies within different evidence contexts, policy research, evidence synthesis, mapping and meta-analysis. The training involved hands-on group exercises in developing review questions and undertaking a review.

Learning outcomes

  • You will have a better understanding of the principles of evidence review, identifying the distinction between traditional reviews and ERs
  • You will gain skills in different methods for undertaking an evidence review
  • You will acquire transferable skills in the field of environmental science
  • You will learn how to set research questions
  • You will learn how to apply transparent and systematic processes when reviewing evidence
  • We will enable you to undertake ERs and understand the value for science-policy/business interfaces.

For more information, please see the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology website.