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Research Methods in Palliative Care$
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Julia M Addington-Hall, Eduardo Bruera, Irene J Higginson, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.001.0001

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Systematic reviews

Systematic reviews

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(p.115) Chapter 8 Systematic reviews
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Research Methods in Palliative Care
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Marjolein Gysels

Irene J. Higginson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0008

This chapter introduces systematic reviews and provides a summary of systematic review methods. It highlights the reasons why a researcher should use a systematic review, as well as the instances when systematic reviews are not an ideal research method. It also discusses the different systematic review methods that can be used, such as data extraction and data synthesis.

Keywords:   systematic reviews, systematic review methods, data exctraction, data synthesis

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