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Training Program on

Conducting Systematic Literature Review: A Guidance for Postgraduate Thesis
Sl. NoLiterature Review StepsDuration
1 Formulating a literature review question and review protocol (Dr. Naveen Salins) Choosing frameworks for formulating the review question Using scoping and mapping review in formulating review question Writing a review protocol and using sample review protocols 30 mins
2 Systematic search of literature (Dr. Medha Joshi) Operationalising search terms (free text and thesaurus term search) Searching electronic databases and using operators, limits and filters Grey literature search, bibliographic searching and citation search (HANDS ON) 120 mins
3 Assessing methodological quality (critical appraisal) of studies included in the review (Prof. Gouri Pantvaidya) Process of selecting studies Assessing the quality of evidence base (hierarchy/typology of evidence) Choosing appropriate quality assessment tool relevant to the review Sample quality assessment (HANDS ON) 60 mins
4 Data extraction (Mrs. Sadhna Kannan, Data Manager, ACTREC) Summarising studies in a common format to facilitate evidence synthesis Designing/Adapting the data extraction form relevant to the review Piloting data extraction (HANDS ON) 60 mins
5 Evidence synthesis and analysis (Dr. Tejpal Gupta, Radiation Oncologist, ACTREC) Traditional narrative literature review versus systematic evidence synthesis Choosing appropriate evidence synthesis method relevant to the review Sample evidence synthesis (HANDS ON) 60 mins
6 Writing a Protocol and Clearance from IEC (Prof. Priya Ranganathan, TMH) 30 mins
7 Ethics in Research by Dr. Durga Gadgil, IRB, TMH 30 mins
8 Using professional reference manager and citation management for literature review (Dr. Medha Joshi) Using free reference managers and integrating reference manager with the word document (HANDS ON) Referencing styles Importing/Exporting citations and citation management (HANDS ON) 60 mins
9 Plagiarism, copyright and publishing your review of literature (Dr. Medha Joshi) What is plagiarism? Using plagiarism detection software Copyright and authorship related issues Tips for publishing literature review 30 mins

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