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These videos will arm you with essential skills for producing a synopsis of evidence in the style of Conservation Evidence, including how to find evidence, summarise evidence and assess evidence. These were recorded as part of our author training event in May 2017 held at the University of Cambridge in the David Attenborough Building.
1. Finding, summarising, and assessing evidence
This video provides a basic overview of the process for producing a synopsis of evidence in the style of Conservation Evidence.
2. What are interventions?
This video explores what a conservation intervention is, the kinds of study designs that test interventions and when is an experiment a controlled study?
3. How to find evidence and Subject-wide Evidence Synthesis
This video explores how to find evidence relevant to Conservation Evidence and our method of Subject-wide Evidence Synthesis. See what we’ve already searched here.
4a. How to summarize evidence
This video explores how to summarize evidence in the style of Conservation Evidence. This video offers advice on how to effectively communicate overall results from complex study designs.
4b. How to write in plain English
This video gives top tips on how to write in plain English and make your work easier to understand. Dr Lynn Dicks draws on her experience of being a science writer.
5. How to write key messages
This video gives top tips on how to write key messages in the style of Conservation Evidence.
6. How to use experts to assess evidence
This video explores how to use experts to assess evidence. The Delphi technique is demonstrated. This is the same method used for the assessments of evidence for What Works in Conservation.
7. Training others to use Conservation Evidence
This more informal video gives some hints and tips for training others to use Conservation Evidence. Watch out for the baby bats!