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Systematic literature search

Course description:

If your thesis includes a literature review you should consider joining this course and learn how to do the review systematically. 

“A systematic review attempts to collate all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research question. It uses explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view to minimizing bias, thus providing more reliable findings from which conclusions can be drawn and decisions made” (Cochrane Handbook).

Intended learning outcome:

After the course the participants should:

  • be able  to develop and validate protocols for conducting systematic literature searches
  • be able to select appropriate systematic search strategies
  • be able to evaluate search strategies and search results
  • have the skills to handle bibliographic references in reference management software for sorting the literature



Course director:

Professor, Tove Faber

Course fee:

The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement".
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 2.088,32.


Last Updated 15.12.2020