An Introduction to Systematic Reviews
- David Gough - EPPI-Centre, University College London, UK
- Sandy Oliver - University College London, UK
- James Thomas - University College London, UK
Health Research Methods | Literature Reviews | Research Methods & Evaluation (General)
Focused on actively using systematic review as method, this book provides clear, step-by-step advice on the logic and processes of systematic reviewing.
Stressing the importance of precision and accuracy, this new edition carefully balances a need for insightful theory with real-world pragmatism; it introduces a wide range of cutting-edge approaches to research synthesis including text mining, living reviews and new ideas in mixed methods reviews such as qualitative comparative analysis.
The book also includes:
- A new chapter on statistical synthesis
- Coverage of computer-assisted methods and relevant software
- Expanded sections on data extraction and management
- A guide to working with many different types of data including longitudinal and panel.
Packed with examples from across the social sciences, this book helps students and researchers alike in turning systematic reviews into recommendations for policy and practice.
"An excellent introduction to systematic review delivered in an accessible style and logical format. This new edition encourages thoughtful consideration of key methodological concepts in the generation and conduct of systematic reviews and embraces recent advances in review synthesis methods. Useful to researchers and students at all levels."
"[This] book is written in a very accessible style, supported with examples of existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses at all stages of synthesis....The step-by-step structure and clear labelling of this book make it the ideal systematic review resource for students and researchers at all levels."