Price, Carrie

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    Evaluating the Consistency and Quality of Search Strategies and Methodology in Cochrane Urology Group Systematic Reviews
    (2018) Lyon, Jennifer; Price, Carrie; Saragossi, Jamie; Tran, Clara; Towson University. Albert S. Cook Library. Research and Instruction
    Introduction: Systematic reviews (SRs) are the foundation of evidence-based medicine. As essential tools for synthesizing and evaluating evidence, they guide informed decision-making for clinicians and other stakeholders. In particular, the SRs produced by The Cochrane Collaboration are considered to be standards of methodological rigor and comprehensiveness. Therefore, it is imperative that Cochrane Systematic Reviews (CSRs) adhere to the highest standards, particularly in terms of the fundamental collection of evidence represented by databases searching and transparency of reporting search methods. Methods: To assess the quality of searches and reporting in 65 Cochrane Urology Group Systematic Reviews and Protocols covering the past 2 decades, the authors created an evaluation form based on the PRESS Checklist, the Cochrane Handbook, and the Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews. The search methodology, strategies, and reporting for each was independently reviewed by two librarians; any conflicts were resolved by group discussion. Results: Comprehensive search methodology reporting, quality and inclusion of the search strategies varied widely over time. Fifteen percent (10/65) did not report a single full search strategy, and 62% (40/65) did not include search strategies for all databases reported. Errors in search strategies included line number mistakes, misspellings, incorrect syntax, and incorrect subject headings. Conclusion: While CSRs are highly esteemed for methodological exactitude in other areas, they remain in need of improved search quality and reporting. Transparent reporting of search methods and reproducible search strategies is vital to the future of SRs if they are to continue to be a cornerstone of evidence-based medicine.
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    Bit by Byte: Building Best Practices in Data Literacy
    (2022-05-05) Price, Carrie; Garczynski, Joyce; Yaukey, Suzanna
    Data-related jobs are among some of the fastest growing in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for data scientists is likely to grow by more than 30% by 2030 (Kness, 2022). Even if students don’t choose a data science career, data skills are becoming more and more in demand across several professions, from marketing to the health sciences. Increasingly, "digital technologies and data systems play central roles" in our lives and in society (Raffaghelli & Stewart, 2020, p.435). In order to jumpstart data skills at Towson University, LIS professionals at the Albert S. Cook Library sought to incorporate and support data skills and proficiencies through several different approaches over time.
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    Twitter and Higher Education: A Bibliometric Analysis
    Price, Carrie; Towson University. Albert S. Cook Library. Research and Instruction
    Since the inception of Twitter in 2006, the platform has grown tremendously, with over 199 million daily active users worldwide as of May 2021 (Tankovska, 2021). The use of Twitter in academia is of particular interest to me since I have used the platform to live tweet clinical conferences, to share my professional work, and to connect with large networks of clinicians, medical librarians, and methodologists. These connections have often led to lasting relationships and professional collaborations.