Doing a Systematic Review

Doing a Systematic Review : A Student's Guide

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Written in a friendly, accessible style by an expert team of authors with years of experience in both conducting and supervising systematic reviews, this is the perfect guide to using systematic review methodology in a research project. It provides clear answers to all review-related questions, including: How do I formulate an appropriate review question?What's the best way to manage my review?How do I develop my search strategy?How do I get started with data extraction?How do I assess the quality of a study?How can I analyse and synthesize my data?How should I write up the discussion and conclusion sections of my dissertation or thesis?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 17mm | 526g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1473967015
  • 9781473967014
  • 754,257

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It's like having the map to finding a buried treasure! This book offers a blueprint for successfully and easily conducting a systematic review. The authors present the material in a clear, relatable and comprehensible manner enabling even the novice student to navigate the sometimes murky waters of the review process. This book is a MUST in the arsenal of every masters and doctoral student conducting systematic reviews, and will likely be pulled from the bookshelf time and time again. -- Jill Firtell Insightful, pragmatic and student-centred. This user-friendly guide will help students build confidence and skills while maintaining enthusiasm through their whole research journey. -- Cary A Brown "Placing myself in the capable hands of this trusted guide allows me to draw on practical tips and concise explanations without the nagging fear that I've missed something. If you want to travel light, unencumbered by unnecessary baggage, making steady progress to successfully complete your very own systematic review journey then climb on board!" -- Andrew Boothshow more

Table of contents

1. Carrying Out a Systematic Review as a Master's Thesis - Rumona Dickson, M. Gemma Cherry and Angela Boland2. Planning and Managing My Review - Gerlinde Pilkington and Juliet Hounsome3. Defining My Review Question and Identifying Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria - M. Gemma Cherry and Rumona Dickson4. Developing My Search Strategy - Yenal Dundar and Nigel Fleeman5. Applying Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria - Yenal Dundar and Nigel Freeman6. Data Extraction: Where Do I Begin? - Nigel Fleeman and Yenal Dundar7. Quality Assessment: Where Do I Begin? - Janette Greenhalgh and Tamara Brown8. Understanding and Synthesizing Numerical Data from Intervention Studies - Michaela Brown and Marty Richardson9. Writing My Discussion and Conclusions - M. Gemma Cherry10. Disseminating My Review - M. Gemma Cherry and Gerlinde Pilkington11. Reviewing Qualitative Evidence - M. Gemma Cherry, Helen Smith, Elizabeth Perkins and Angela Boland12. Reviewing Economic Evaluations - Angela Boland, Sophie Beale and M. Gemma CherryEpilogue - Angela Boland, M. Gemma Cherry and Rumona DicksonGlossary - Angela Boland, M. Gemma Cherry and Rumona Dicksonshow more

About Angela Boland

Angela Boland has worked at LRiG (Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group) since it was established in 2001 and has carried out many systematic reviews of both clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health care interventions. M. Gemma Cherry is a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of Liverpool and prior to training, worked at LRiG for several years conducting systematic reviews. Rumona Dickson has been involved in the conduct of systematic reviews in health care for over 20 years and has been the Director of LRiG since 2001.show more

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