This timely, engaging book provides an overview of the nature,
logic, diversity and process of undertaking systematic reviews as
part of evidence informed decision making. A focused, accessible
and technically up-to-date book, it covers the full breadth of
approaches to reviews from statistical meta analysis to meta
ethnography. It is ideal for anyone undertaking their own
systematic review - providing all the necessary conceptual and
technical background needed to make a good start on the process.
The content is divided into five clear sections: . Approaches to
reviewing . Getting started . Gathering and describing research .
Appraising and synthesising data . Making use of reviews/models of
research use. Easy to read and logically structured, this book is
essential reading for anyone doing systematic reviews. David Gough
is Professor of Evidence Informed Policy and Practice and Director
of SSRU and its EPPI-Centre and Co-Editor of the journal Evidence
& Policy. Sandy Oliver is Professor of Public Policy and Deputy
Dirctor of SSRU and its EPPI-Centre. James Thomas is Reader in
Social Policy, Assistant Director of SSRU and Associate Direcctor
of the EPPI-Centre.
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 & 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