Journal article

Much at stake: the importance of training and capacity building for stakeholder engagement in evidence synthesis

Jacqualyn Eales, Neal R Haddaway, J Angus Webb

ENVIRONMENTAL EVIDENCE | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Systematic reviews and maps are complex methods for synthesising evidence that involve specialist and resource-intensive activities. Systematic reviewers face challenges when attempting to clearly and precisely communicate their methods to end-users and other stakeholder groups. We propose that these challenges are likely to be a key causal factor in the generally low uptake of systematic reviews and maps by policy and practitioners in environmental science and management. We argue that training and capacity building are inherently important components of systematic reviews and maps for all stakeholders; the reviewers themselves, the end-users of specific reviews, and the broader research an..

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