Book , Print in English

Systematic reviews in the social sciences : a practical guide

Mark Petticrew and Helen Roberts.
  • Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
  • xv, 336 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
  • Eisenhower B Level
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Summary
  • "This book outlines the rationale and methods of systematic reviews, giving worked examples from social science and other fields. It requires no previous knowledge, but takes the reader through the process stage by stage. It draws on examples from such diverse fields as psychology, criminology, education, transport, social welfare, public health, and housing and urban policy, among others."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Foreword / William R. Shadish
  • Why do we need systematic reviews?
  • Starting the review : refining the question and defining the boundaries
  • What sorts of studies do I include in the review? : deciding on the review's inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • How to find the studies : the literature search
  • How to appraise the studies : an introduction to assessing study quality
  • Synthesizing the evidence
  • Exploring heterogeneity and publication bias
  • Disseminating the review
  • Systematic reviews : urban myths and fairy tales
  • Appendix 1: The review process (and some questions to ask before starting a review)
  • Appendix 2: Moose guidelines
  • Appendix 3: Example of a flow diagram from a systematic review
  • Appendix 4: Example data extraction form
  • Appendix 5: Variations in the quality of systematic reviews.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-323) and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the Maryland National Bank; FY2007.
ISBN
  • 1405121106 (hard cover : alk. paper)
  • 1405121114 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9781405121101
  • EAN: 9781405121118
  • LCCN: 2005011632
  • OCLC: 60360309