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Evidence and Gap Maps Seminar
Speaker: Dr Ashrita Saran
Date: 21 March 2019
Time: 13.15 – 14.30 GMT
Venue: LIDC Meeting Room, 20 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2NS
About the Seminar
Evidence and Gap Maps (EGMs) provide a visibly accessible overview of evidence from systematic reviews, impact evaluations and primary studies. They highlight the availability of the evidence, as well as certain characteristics, such as confidence ratings of the systematic reviews. A defining feature of EGMs is that they are structured around a framework (matrix) designed to reflect the relevant interventions and outcomes associated with a particular area. When the framework is populated with available studies and reviews, it highlights ‘absolute gaps’, where few or no studies exist. The main uses for an evidence and gap map are to guide policy makers and practitioners to evidence to support decision-making, and to inform research priorities in order to fill evidence gaps. An important point to note is that, evidence and gap map informs us what evidence is available but does not summarize what the evidence says.
In the talk, discussion will be based on what are evidence maps, how are they used and initiatives by Campbell Collaboration in this area.
To join this seminar remotely, please join our Zoom webinar by following this link on the 21 March
About Ashrita Saran
Ashrita has been working as an Evidence Synthesis Specialist with Campbell Collaboration since three years. She has led the development of Campbell discussion paper on Evidence and Gap Map. She is the lead author and co-author for various published and on-going Campbell evidence and gap maps and systematic reviews such as Mega Map on child welfare and evidence and gap map on people with disabilities. She is an Epidemiologist by background and is trained in systematic reviews and information science and has over 5 years of experience in public health research and management. Her research areas of interest include education, child welfare and international development.