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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

Abstract

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.

Keywords: systematic review, meta-analysis, research synthesis, evidence-based practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia H. Littell, author
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College

Jacqueline Corcoran, author
Virginia Commonwealth University

Vijayan Pillai, author
University of Texas-Arlington