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 gabrielle thorpe nursing university of east . An introduction to systematic reviews by david gough sandy oliver and james thomas admittedly goes over my head in many areas it may be an introduction but it does assume a certain amount of pre knowledge and or experience in the subject that said it was a worthwhile read in learning about system review the first 4 chapters in particular were very interesting and i was able to follow . Introducing systematic reviews 3 our experience as reviewers of research is that there are very many excellent studies published in the social science and health research literatures however there are also many studies that have obvious methodological or conceptual limitations or do not report adequate detail for their reliability to be assessed even where a study is well conceived . Focused on actively using systematic review as method an introduction to systematic reviews provides clear step by step advice on the logic and processes of systematic reviewing stressing the importance of precision and accuracy this practical text carefully balances a need for insightful theory with real world pragmatism the second edition features a new chapter on statistical synthesis . An introduction to systematic reviews provides 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 reviewing getting started gathering and describing research appraising and synthesizing data and making use of reviews
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