New Program: Scientific Writing Seminar Series
Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:00am
685 W. Baltimore Street, MSTF Building, Room 316
The Research Career Development Program is pleased to initiate a new monthly seminar series in Scientific Writing. Each session is a stand-alone seminar, which focuses on an important aspect of scientific writing. The purpose of this writing series is to help faculty write better research papers.
This seminar series will take place on the 2nd (or 3rd) Tuesday of each month, from 9 – 10 a.m. Faculty are welcome to participate in one session or in all. The dates and topics for the first 4 sessions are listed below.
Sept 13: Writing a Systematic Review (description below)
October 11: Tips for Improving Your Scientific Writing, with a Focus on Writing a Research Paper
November 15: Developing Tables, Figures and Graphs for Your Research Paper
December 13: Responding to Reviewers
Sept 13: Systematic Review Process Seminar
This seminar provides an overview of the systematic review process. According to the Cochrane Handbook, a systematic review is “…a review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review.” This differs from narrative reviews, which are often authored by experts in a field and are generally narrative summaries of a topic. Find out what you should know before starting, important steps for conducting a review and resources to help you throughout the process, including the HS/HSL Systematic Review Service.
Speaker: Andrea Goldstein Shipper, MSLIS, Research, Education and Outreach Librarian, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, UM