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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.


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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. Depending on the discipline, researchers will be referred to either to the Center at Medical Sciences Library or at Sterling C. Evans Library to receive the appropriate expert assistance.

What resources & services are offered?


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

Assistant Professor, Systematic Reviews & Research Coordinator

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Margaret J. Foster
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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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