Journal club meetings

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, Thursday 4 May 2023 – Searching Errors in Systematic Reviews

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, 4 May 2023, 11:00 – 11:45am

Hosted by Fiona Lawler, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services.

Article: Briscoe S. (2023). Errors to avoid when searching for studies for systematic reviews: A guide for nurse researchers. International journal of older people nursing, e12533. Available at:

Fiona Lawler’s Suggested Questions:

  1. What are your overall thoughts of the paper and can you identify with the list of common search errors covered in the commentary?
  2. Do you have much involvement supporting researchers in the development of search strategies for systematic reviews or any other types of literature reviews? What are the main issues/challenges that you face?
  3. Do you have personal experience of reviewing search strategies for peer review? e.g. using the PRESS checklist
  4. What further steps can we, in the HSLG community, take to support researchers in avoiding search errors?
  5. Any other thoughts, ideas?

To view a PDF of Fiona’s presentation please click this link: HSLG Journal club presentation 04/05/2023

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