In an effort to build capacity for research and action – which is part of the organization’s mission,the first edition of a workshop on “Using Reference Managers and ATLAS.ti 8 Windows for Literature Review”came up in March, 2018, at the Academy for Health Development. The aim of this workshop was to impart the participants on how to conduct a good literature review with the aid of reference managers (EndNote and Mendeley) and ATLAS.ti 8 windows software.This was achieved through exposing participants to the fundamentals of doing rigorous literature reviews with the use of reference managers such as EndNote and Mendeley, as well as providing the participants with the basic knowledge and the use of ATLAS.ti 8 windows software in preparing literature review by following an approach emphasizing data integration, organization and constant documentation of the process.The participants were first taken on Fundamentals of Writing Literature Review as well as the Ethics of Effective Writing (approach and styles), before they were introduced to the use of the softwares. The workshop featured many hands-on sessions in which the participants had first-hand experience with the software. The participants included Resident Doctors, University Lecturers, Civil Servants and students.
At the end of the workshop, a raffle draw was done with a prize of ATLAS.ti software, courtesy of ATLAS.ti.
Testimonies from Participants:
“The workshop was excellent on my overall analysis”
“A job well done. Please keep it up”