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Email Margaret Foster to request an invidual or group consultation or to request a class, workshop, or webinar

 

Workbooks & PowerPoints

The RIGOR workbook is a spreadsheet that provides guidance in developing a review, documenting methods, and recording results.  Previously called DoRMaR workbook.  Covers all topics.  This is version 2.

 

Quick links

Since 2012 the Center for Systematic Reviews has:

  • provided over 620 consultations
  • offered over 30 presentations, webinars, and workshops
  • supported dozens of completed theses, dissertations, and publications
  • trained over 100 medical librarians

RIGOR

RIGOR is a MS Excel spreadsheet designed to help you document and record methods of the review for reporting, especially useful for PRISMA flowchart.

It has been updated to be quicker and more simplified.

Videos

Find reviews

 

Service Description

The Center for Systematic Reviews support the needs of researchers conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Who can use the service?

Any Texas A&M University or Texas A&M Health Science Center affiliate can use the service including students, staff, and faculty. 

What resources & services are offered?

  • Resources: Research Instruction Guide on Reviews (RIGOR) and templates to assist in recording methods and writing the review.
  • Services:
    • Consultations: meet with librarian to discuss review
    • Training: classes, workshops, and webinars
    • Support with software such as:
      • Joanna Briggs Institute tools, such as SUMARI
      • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Systematic Review Data Repository
Lastest standard from Cochrane Collaboration.
 

Articles published

  • Foster, M. (2013). Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Healthcare Design. Healthcare Environments Research and Design Journal.  to be published November 2013 (Special Issue)
  • Diep, C. S., Foster, M., McKyer, E. L. J., Goodson, P., Guidry, J. J., & Liew, J. (2013). What are Asian-American youth consuming? A systematic literature review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9905-6
  • Borrego, M., Froyd, J., and Foster, M. Systematic Literature Reviews in Engineering Education and Other Developing Interdisciplinary Fields.Journal of Engineering Education (accepted August 23, 2013)
  • Shim, M., Gimeno, D., Pruitt, S.; McLeod, C., Foster, M. J., and Amick III, B (2013). “A systematic review of retirement as a risk factor for mortality”. Applied Demography and Public Health. Volume 3. Ed. Hoque, N. 3: 277-309. doi 10.1007/978-94-007-6140-7_17

Associate Professor, Systematic Reviews & Research Coordinator

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Margaret J. Foster
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Medical Sciences Library Room 171
(979)862-1893
margaretfoster@tamu.edu
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Presentations

In-class presentations: In-class sessions are available for courses.  The presentation can be customized to match the needs of the curriculum

Workgroups: Groups such as labs or research teams can request training for specific research projects.  Training will be customized for the needs of the project.

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