This book aims to make familiar current methods and standards for research synthesis. It describes systematic reviews and meta-analyses, with numerous examples relevant to social work practice and policy. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis can overcome important limitations that are inherent in traditional, narrative summaries of research. The process of conducting a systematic review is described. The book is organized according to the steps involved in conducting a meta-analysis within a systematic review.
|Print publication date: 2008||Print ISBN-13: 9780195326543|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.001.0001|