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The Study Inspector is a search, filter, and edit page for all studies in your nest. From Study Inspector, you can perform any action (Screen, Tag, Extract, or Risk of Bias analysis) on individual references, and also edit any study's bibliographic information. You can also use Bulk Actions, export RIS Files and full texts, and use our Exploration tools on studies in the nest.

Finding and Filtering in Study Inspector:

Inspector filters are a way to sort and search all studies within a nest by a given attribute, action performed or position within the workflow. They can be used in tandem with bulk actions to assign an action to a specific group of studies such as bulk exclusion of studies or reviewing metadata of a certain subset of studies.

From the Nest menu, click on “Study Inspector.”

2. Filter the Study Inspector

Click on “Add Filter” or begin typing what you would like to filter by. You can filter by TIAB (Title and Abstract text), author, date, status (such as Screening Status, which filters to included, excluded, or unscreened), or tag. The “Add Filter” drop-down ( red circle ) enables you to construct your own filter; if you simply start typing in the text box to the right ( red box ), the page will predict the filter you would like to construct, and you can select based on the options presented. You can multiple filters, which are layered on top of each other (e.g. filtering to “Screening Status: Included” and “Title/Abstract: Randomized” will filter to all included articles with the word “randomized” in the title or abstract). Filtering the Study Inspector also enables you to use Bulk Actions on the studies to which you have filtered. For a detailed list of the types of filters available, check out the Study Inspector Filter's page.

Completing Actions in Inspector

1. Opening the Study Modal

Once you have filtered to the list of studies of interest, you can screen, tag, or extract by clicking on the study in question; this opens the Study Modal. The modal opens to the module that was selected as the preset; so, if you opened the Screening Study Inspector, for instance, you will be able to screen the study in question.

2. Completing Actions

The modal enables you to Screen, Tag, and Extract the study that you have opened. In the modal, the actions are completed in the same way they are completed in the sequential screen/tag/extract modes. Here, you can see a study that is opened to the Screening module; the screening actions ( red square ) indicates that this study has been included. Once you complete an action, you can click the arrow keys to the left and right of the modal ( red circles ) to move up and down the list of studies available in Study Inspector.

You can unscreen a single study by going to Study Inspector and then opening the screening tab in the Study Modal. If you click on the “i” icon next to the screening decision, you can “unscreen” that study to put it back in the screening queue to review later.

3. Toggling Modules

To switch between modules, toggle the buttons in the upper right of the modal ( red outline ). Regardless of how you opened Study Inspector, you can Screen, Tag, and/or Extract within the modal. Note: If the Nest is in Dual Screening mode, you will have a fourth option of Adjudication shown as a toggling option (black outline) if you have Admin privileges; this page is not available to users.

Warning: If the Nest is in Dual Screening mode, changes made in the Screening module will not alter the final/adjudicated Screening Status of the study. Instead, the change will queue another user screening decision to be adjudicated. To alter final/adjudicated Screening Status from the Study Modal, an Admin must use the Adjudication module to select a finalized option.

4. Bulk Actions

All actions completed through the modal are on a study-by-study basis. You can also complete Bulk Actions on studies; for instructions, see here.

5. RIS Export

To export RIS Files containing the metadata of studies listed in Inspector, see instructions here.

6. PDF Export

To export the full text PDFs for studies listed in Inspector, see instructions here.

7. Edit Bibliographic Information

To edit the bibliographic information associated with a study, find it in Inspector. In the Abstract view, select the “Edit” button next to the Bibliographic Fields. In the modal that pops up, edit any of the Bibliographic Fields.

8. Explore from Inspector

If you have questions about the contents across your included records, you can use Explore from Inspector, where the RoboPICO, Topic Modeling, and Keyword frequency can be applied to any subset of studies from your nest.

wiki/autolit/utilities/inspector.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/20 09:34 by