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An Introduction to Systematic Reviews

An advent to Systematic Reviews presents a brief, available and technically updated e-book overlaying the complete breadth of methods to studies from statistical meta research to meta ethnography. The content material is split into 5 major sections protecting: ways to reviewing; getting begun; accumulating and describing examine; appraising and synthesizing facts; and utilizing stories and types of study use.

As systematic stories turn into incorporated in lots of extra graduate-level classes this ebook solutions the growing to be call for for a easy advisor.

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Only ten of the studies contributed findings to both reviews. indd 21 01/03/2012 10:29:11 AM 22 An introduction to systematic reviews obesity, and potential solutions to obesity, or to different ideas about how best to judge an intervention as ‘effective’. 1 describes a selection of these differences. For example, Review 1 only examined interventions aimed at children in the general population. Review 2 also addressed interventions directed at children at a particularly high risk of obesity, such as those living in low-income communities.

2005). There is not an EPPI-Centre method for undertaking reviews; rather there are principles that guide our work. These include the following: 1 Both primary research and reviews of research are essential to progress research. 2 There is a wide range of review methods just as there is a wide range of primary research methods. 3 Reviews should follow the research method principles of quality, rigour and accountability that are expected in primary research. 4 Review methods often reflect the methods, epistemological assumptions and methodological challenges found in primary research.

Chapter 4 presents more on choosing a focus for a review and on choosing review methods. Accepting the subjective element of systematic reviews implies a need to draw on a range of perspectives, to produce a rounded piece of work. Through participation, reviewers aim to make use of and account for differences in meaning and context when setting research questions, when scoping the issues that reviews should consider and when interpreting review findings. Examples that illustrate the forms that participatory reviews might take are presented later on in this chapter.

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