10 Things to Keep in Mind When Setting Up Your First Nest
1. Understand What Nested Knowledge Is and What It Does Before you dive into all that Nested Knowledge (NK) has to offer, you should understand the two-fold nature of the software platform: AutoLit, and Synthesis. AutoLit is the workflow portion, enabling researchers to generate high-quality evidence, like systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Synthesis is the visualization, […]
Why You Should Use Tagging Hierarchies?
December 6, 2022 How Nested Knowledge users harmonize data, structure study content, and build expert knowledge into the platform. When reviewing the medical literature, the general set of steps are usually constructed as: Search for studies (on PubMed, Embase, and similar), Screen to include relevant articles (sometimes with multi-step or dual screening methods), Extract data […]
Medical Student Completes Fourteen Meta-analyses in Nested Knowledge
When I was first introduced to Nested Knowledge, I had zero publications, I did not even know what a systematic review was. I didn’t know what a Meta-analysis was…but I was motivated and NK provided the tools for me to learn and grow.
PRISMA Flow Diagram: How publications ‘flow’ through the updated PRISMA 2020 process and chart
The PRISMA Flow Diagram has become a standard part of any systematic review or meta-analysis, and with good reason– it is the most widely accepted method to show the process by which the studies included in a review were included (or excluded). It also shows the different possible steps of a review, different potential sources (from PubMed to ‘expert recommendations’), and the exact reasons you set up to differentiate the wheat from the chaff among the studies you examined.
Test driving Systematic Review software: What does “Feature Complete” look like?
Though there are over 240 tools for systematic review on the SR Toolbox, only 24 are functioning, web-based softwares for pre-clinical or clinical review. These range from academic projects to COVID-inspired living visualizations, so not every tool was intended to cover every feature recommended by Mierden/Harrison/Marshall/Kohl, but all tools cover the essential steps of adding studies, screening, and extracting and presenting some sort of review data. Table 4 in the Results section of our freely available feature assessment lays out all the options.
June 3, 2022 This help article is about performing data extraction for meta-analyses in the NK Platform. If you just want basic instructions, feel free to check out this part of our wiki. Extraction is quite contentious at NK. It is one of those things you either love or hate with the fire of 1000 […]
Developing Nested Knowledge: 2022 and Beyond
Looking ahead to 2022, the Nested Knowledge team is excited to bring additional features to the platform over the coming year, namely dual extraction, dual risk of bias, more quality control options, and an advanced organization-level library (including the very exciting “review inspector”).