Systematic reviews in the social sciences: A practical guide

Mark Petticrew and Helen Roberts Blackwell, 2006; ISBN: 978-1-4051-2111-8 Browse book content

The systematic literature review is increasingly used as a scientific tool. This book is aimed at social science researchers and provides a more general discussion of systematic reviews for those who want to use and understand them.

Most of the recent interest in systematic reviews focuses on their use to assess the effectiveness of interventions. As well as reviews of effectiveness, the book considers how this method can be used to synthesize other sorts of evidence, for example to answer questions about the causes of problems, or about people’s experiences. 

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