Research support

Advanced workshop (systematic) literature reviews (0,5 ECTS)


Dates 2018

New dates to be announced 

Time and Place

9:00-13:00 hours

University library

PC room

Course fee

Course participation is free of charge for UT-staff

Group size



Hanneke Becht, Carla Gerritsen, Nicole Loorbach, Petri de Willigen

Course materials

Online exercises and syllabus 

For whom?

PhD candidates who intend to do a (systematic) literature review. 


This course will help you gain insight in the various approaches and aspects of conducting a literature review. You will be able to apply this on a review of your own. 


On the first course day participants will deal with a theoretical background and think about their own cases, research questions, and likely approaches. They will receive both information from the teachers and from group interaction. Agreements will be made about what the participants are going to do between the first and second course day.

The second course day will consist mainly of presentations. Participants will elaborate on the type of review they chose to do, as well as discuss the search process, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and so on. Participants and teachers will respond with questions and advice, and the presentation and review process will be evaluated for completion of the course.


The course consists of two half days, with self-study and work in between. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent of 0.5 ECTS.


English language proficiency at level CEF B2 or higher (Common European Framework) is required, as well as having completed the Scientific Information bootcamp.