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Doing a Systematic Review

Doing a Systematic Review
A Student's Guide

Third Edition
Edited by:

380 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Completing a systematic review and unsure where to start or what path to take? Set out on your journey confidently with this practical guide written by a team of experienced academics. 

With a friendly, accessible style, the book covers every step of the systematic review process, from planning to dissemination. 

This book will help you to: 
• Work with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data
• Understand the how-to of systematic reviews with a range of real-life examples and case studies
• Learn from students who have been in your shoes with FAQs taken from actual supervision meetings. 

This book will not only support you to overcome common challenges and pitfalls, it will give you the knowledge and skills to produce an excellent review and you might even enjoy the journey!

Alongside updated examples and case studies, this edition also includes two new chapters to help you write and register your review protocol and understand and synthesise data from correlational and experimental studies. 

The book is accompanied by an online guide for teaching, including videos, example documents, further reading, software recommendations and weblinks.
Chapter 1: What is a Systematic Review?
Chapter 2: Planning and Managing My Review
Chapter 3: Defining My Review Question and Identifying Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
Chapter 4: Writing a Protocol
Chapter 5: Developing My Search Strategy
Chapter 6: Applying Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
Chapter 7: Data Extraction: Where Do I Begin?
Chapter 8: Quality Assessment: Where Do I Begin?
Chapter 9: Understanding and Critically Appraising Data from Experimental and Correlational Studies
Chapter 10: Understanding and Synthesizing Numerical Data from Intervention Studies
Chapter 11: Understanding and Synthesizing Qualitative Data
Chapter 12: Reviewing Economic Evaluations
Chapter 13: Writing My Discussion and Conclusions
Chapter 14: Disseminating My Review

'This is an excellent resource for researchers of all levels looking to conduct a systematic review. User friendly, logical and well structured, the book holds the hand of the reader through each step of conducting a systematic reviews. I would recommend this resource unreservedly'

Rhodri Lloyd
Cardiff Metropolitan University

M. Gemma Cherry

Gemma Cherry is a Lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Liverpool and an honorary clinical psychologist (oncology) at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Prior to qualifying as a clinical psychologist, she worked at LRiG for several years, conducting systematic reviews, particularly in the field of psychology.  More About Author

Angela Boland

Angela Boland has worked at LRiG (Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group) since it was established in 2001 and has carried out many systematic reviews of both  clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health care interventions. More About Author

Rumona Dickson

Rumona Dickson has been involved in the conduct of systematic reviews in health care for over 20 years and has been the Director of LRiG since 2001. More About Author