About the Workshop
Systematic reviews of social interventions are a critical tool for evidence-based practice. The Campbell Collaboration is an international network of researchers responsible for producing and disseminating systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses products in the areas of Crime and Justice, Education, International Development, Social Welfare, Disabilities, Business and Management, and Knowledge Translation and Implementation. Using the Campbell Collaboration’s methodological guidelines, this workshop will provide applied training in systematic reviews of social interventions, and a brief introduction to other evidence syntheses products. Systematic review experts working with the Campbell Collaboration will provide participants with training and guidance across all stages of the systematic review process, including: conceptualisation, protocol development, meta-analysis and dissemination.
About the Presenters
David B. Wilson is a Professor and Chair of the Criminology, Law and Society Department at George Mason University. Professor Wilson is a systematic review methodologist with substantial expertise in advancing meta-analysis and program evaluation methods and has cop-authored one of the most cited texts on meta-analysis. His research interests focus broadly on issues related to changing the criminal behavior of juvenile and adult offenders. More specifically, his research examines the effectiveness of offender rehabilitation and crime prevention efforts. His researched has focused on a range of topics, including the effectiveness of juvenile delinquency interventions, juvenile curfews, school-based prevention programs, correctional boot-camps, court-mandated batterer intervention programs, and drug-courts; the effects of sugar on children’s behavior; and the effects of alcohol on violent behavior. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, past consulting editor for Psychological Bulletin, and methods editor of Crime and Justice Group of the Campbell Collaboration. He was awarded the Marcia Guttentag Award for Early Promise as an Evaluator by the American Evaluation Association in 1999 and the Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing.
Elizabeth Eggins is a Research Fellow in The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science and ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She holds an undergraduate in Criminology and Psychology, Honours in Psychology and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is the recipient of the Griffith University Medal (2010) and the American Society of Criminology Outstanding Field Trial Award (2017). Elizabeth is the Managing Editor for the Campbell Collaboration’s Crime and Justice Coordinating Group, has co-authored several systematic reviews, and has substantial experience managing large systematic reviews and evaluations of experimental social interventions. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on crime prevention, improving outcomes for vulnerable families, and advancing evidence-based practice through robust quantitative research methodology.
Dr Angela Higginson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland. She is co-Editor of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice coordinating group, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology. Dr Higginson is a quantitative criminologist with expertise in meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and her substantive research interests are in hate crime, youth gangs, anti-immigrant sentiment, and policing. She was recently awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellowship (2018-2020) to study ethnically-motivated youth hate crime in Australia.
Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow (2010–2015), a Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She is the Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration’s Crime and Justice Coordinating Group, a fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Academy of Experimental Criminology and the Academy of the Social Sciences Australia, and the recipient of the 2016 ASC Division of Policing Distinguished Scholar Award, the 2013 Joan McCord Award and the 2010 Freda Adler Prize. Her research interests are in experimental criminology, policing, drug law enforcement, regulatory crime control, and crime prevention.
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome including morning tea
10:30 – 12:00 Introductions, Brief review of systematic review methodology & Campbell Collaboration. What is meta-analysis? What research questions can be answered with meta-analysis? Introduction to effect sizes.
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:30 Calculating effect sizes, Running meta-analysis and interpretation of results.
2:30 – 2:45 Afternoon Tea Break
2:45 – 4:30 Meta-analytic software, Presenting your results.
4:30 – 5:00 Questions