Systematic review

A systematic review is a synthesis that takes a systematic approach to searching, assessing, extracting and synthesizing evidence from multiple studies. Meta-analysis, meta-ethnography and realist synthesis are different types of systematic review.

Resources

Overview

  • An Introduction to Systematic Reviews- this book, available for purchase, provides an overview of the nature, logic, diversity and process of undertaking systematic reviews as part of evidence informed decision making.

Websites

  • The Campbell CollaborationThis is the website of an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions.

  • EPPI Centre - This is the website for the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre which provides support and expertise to those undertaking a systematic review

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