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Appraisal: Useful Tools & Checklists
A number of tools and checklists have been devised for assessing the quality of both quantitative and qualitative studies. Following is a selection of useful resources:
Doing your literature review : traditional and systematic techniques
Publication Date: 2011
Contents include: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Overview, Definitions, Development of the review protocol, Formulating the review question, Documenting your progress, Locating studies and sources of information, Selecting studies: inclusion and exclusion criteria, Appraisal - assessing the quality of research, Data extraction, Synthesis, drawing conclusions, what the review shows, Evolving formats of systematic review
META-ANALYSIS, Overview, What is meta-analysis?, Can I use meta-analysis to summarise the results of my systematic review?, Undertaking your meta-analysis, Displaying the results of a meta-analysis, Is your meta-analysis free from bias?, Performing a sensitivity analysis
Online and print copies available.
PRESS - Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies
Open access journal article:
Panic, N., Leoncini, E., de Belvis, G., Ricciardi, W., & Boccia, S. (2013). Evaluation of the endorsement of the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement on the quality of published systematic review and meta-analyses. Plos One, 8(12), e83138. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083138
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