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About This Book
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. Itprovides 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?
Frequently asked questions
1 Carrying Out a Systematic Review as a Master’s Thesis
This chapter will help you to…
- Understand the term ‘systematic review’
- Gain an awareness of the historical context and development of systematic reviewing
- Appreciate the learning experience provided through conducting a systematic review
- Become familiar with the methods involved in carrying out a systematic review
What is a systematic review?
A systematic review: a research option for postgraduate students
Evolution of the systematic review process
As it is no easy matter to root out prejudices … it became requisite to exhibit a full and impartial view of what had hitherto been published on the scurvy … by which the sources of these mistakes may be detected. Indeed, before the subject could be set in a clear and proper light, it was necessary to remove a great deal of rubbish. (Chalmers et al., 2002, p. 14)
It is surely a great criticism of our profession that we have not organized a critical summary, by specialty or subspecialty, adapted periodically, of all relevant randomized controlled trials. (Cochrane, 1979, pp. 1–11)