I was at Evidence Live last week to discuss the Community Rapid Review idea. It was good to see a number of sessions on rapid reviews and in one of those (where I was in the audience) a question was asked relating to comparisons between ‘rapid’ and ‘systematic’ reviews. I suggested that, for Evidence Live 2018, there should be a RR ‘hack’!
At the start of EL 2018 a series of embargoed SRs would be made available to the organisers. I (and hopefully a team of co-enthusiasts) would then receive an outline of each SR and we would then try to answer them – over the three days – using a variety of RR methods. I’d like to see as least three different SRs each answered with at least three RR methods (longest being a day).
Near the end of EL there would be a ‘reveal’ to see how close they all were.
Lots of detail to arrange, for instance:
- Arranging and selecting the SRs
- Agreeing information to be given to the RR team(s)
- RR methods
- Volunteers to do the RRs
- How to compare
Thankfully we’ve got a year to sort it all out!