Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences A Practical Guide

Innbundet / 2005 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781405121101
Publisert
2005
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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06, P
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Engelsk
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352
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662 gr
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233 mm
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158 mm
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Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences A Practical Guide

Innbundet / 2005 / Engelsk
Such diverse thinkers as Lao-Tze, Confucius, and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have all pointed out that we need to be able to tell the difference between real and assumed knowledge. The systematic review is a scientific tool that can help with this difficult task. It can help, for example, with appraising, summarising, and communicating the results and implications of otherwise unmanageable quantities of data. This book, written by two highly-respected social scientists, provides an overview of systematic literature review methods: * Outlining the rationale and methods of systematic reviews; * Giving worked examples from social science and other fields; * Applying the practice to all social science disciplines; * It requires no previous knowledge, but takes the reader through the process stage by stage; * Drawing on examples from such diverse fields as psychology, criminology, education, transport, social welfare, public health, and housing and urban policy, among others. * Including detailed sections on assessing the quality of both quantitative, and qualitative research; searching for evidence in the social sciences; meta-analytic and other methods of evidence synthesis; publication bias; heterogeneity; and approaches to dissemination.
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Targeted at the wider social science community and written by two highly-respected social scientists, this book outlines the rationale and methods of systematic reviews, giving worked examples from social science and other fields. It requires no previous knowledge, taking the reader through the process stage by stage.
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Foreword (William R. Shadish). Acknowledgments. Preface. Chapter 1: Why do we need systematic reviews? Chapter 2: Starting the review: Refining the question and defining the boundaries. Chapter 3: What sorts of studies do I include in the review? Deciding on the review's inclusion / exclusion criteria. Chapter 4: How to find the studies: The literature search. Chapter 5: How to appraise the studies: An introduction to assessing study quality. Chapter 6: Synthesising the evidence. Chapter 7: Exploring heterogeneity and publication bias. Chapter 8: Disseminating the review. Chapter 9: Systematic reviews: Urban myths and fairy tales. Glossary. Appendix 1: The review process (and some questions to ask before starting a review). Appendix 2: MOOSE Guidelines. Appendix 3: Example of flow diagram from a systematic review. Appendix 4: Example data extraction form. Appendix 5: Variations in the quality of systematic reviews. Bibliography. Index.
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"The book is noteworthy in terms of its comprehensive coverage of issues and inclusive perspective with respect to study inclusion, study quality assessment and findings synthesis. The guide's ecumenical' perspective is certainly a strength inasmuch as different readers will find inspiration and interesting suggestions on how to conduct different types of SR." (Political Studies Review, May 2009)
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Mark Petticrew is an associate director of the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow, Co-ordinator of the ESRC Centre for Evidence-Based Public Health Policy, and has written widely on systematic reviews. Helen Roberts is a social scientist, and professor of Child Health at City University, where she leads the Child Health Research and Policy Unit. Until 2001 she was Head of R&D at Barnardos. Her most recent book is What Works for Children (ed) with Di McNeish and Tony Newman.
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ISBN13
9781405121101
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
352
Vekt
662 gr
Høyde
233 mm
Bredde
158 mm
Tykkelse
18 mm
Se alle