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An introduction to systematic reviews

Author: David Gough; Sandy Oliver; James Thomas
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2012.
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An Introduction to Systematic Reviews provides an overview of the nature, logic, diversity and process of undertaking systematic reviews as part of evidence informed decision making. It is a short, accessible and technically up-to-date book covering the full breadth of approaches to reviews from statistical meta analysis to meta ethnography. The content is divided into five main sections covering: approaches to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gough; Sandy Oliver; James Thomas
ISBN: 9781849201803 1849201803 9781849201810 1849201811
OCLC Number: 785989104
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introducing systematic reviews / David Gough, Sandy Oliver and James Thomas --
Stakeholder perspectives and participation in reviews / Rebecca Rees and Sandy Oliver --
Commonality and diversity in reviews / David Gough and James Thomas --
Getting started with a review / Sandy Oliver, Kelly Dickson and Mark Newman --
Information management in reviews / Jeff Brunton and James Thomas --
Finding relevant studies / Ginny Brunton, Claire Stansfield and James Thomas --
Describing and analysing studies / Sandy Oliver and Katy Sutcliffe --
Quality and relevance appraisal / Angela Harden and David Gough --
Synthesis: combining results systematically and appropriately / James Thomas, Angela Harden and Mark Newman --
Making a difference with systematic reviews / Ruth Stewart and Sandy Oliver --
Moving forward / David Gough, Sandy Oliver, and James Thomas.
Responsibility: [edited by] David Gough, Sandy Oliver, James Thomas.

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As providing an evidence base for decision making is increasingly important, more researchers are carrying out systematic reviews of research in their disciplines. This book is an easy-to-understand  Read more...

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