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Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice

Denise E. Bronson and Tamara S. Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195337365
eISBN:
9780199918201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337365.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Evidence-based practice (EBP) promises to have a profound impact on social work practice, education, and scholarship, but adopting EBP depends on the availability of evidence to support this ... More


Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326543
eISBN:
9780199864959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book aims to make familiar current methods and standards for research synthesis. It describes systematic reviews and meta-analyses, with numerous examples relevant to social work practice and ... More


Introduction

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326543
eISBN:
9780199864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter defines and compares systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Systematic reviews carefully locate relevant evidence and appraise study qualities, while meta-analyses provide quantitative ... More


Conclusions

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326543
eISBN:
9780199864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter considers issues that affect the interpretation of results of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Plain language summaries can be developed to present results in ways that are both ... More


Place of Meta-analysis among Other Methods of Research Synthesis

Julia Koricheva and Jessica Gurevitch

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Meta-analysis is a method of research synthesis. Research synthesis may be defined as a review of primary research on a given topic with the purpose of integrating the findings (e.g., for creating ... More


Quality Standards for Research Syntheses

Hannah R. Rothstein, Christopher J. Lortie, Gavin B. Stewart, Julia Koricheva, and Jessica Gurevitch

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents guidelines to address the following questions: What makes a quantitative research synthesis good or flawed? How can authors improve the quality of their review at various stages ... More


Putting it All Together: Communicating Data for Public Health Impact

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the Organize, Plan, Test, and Integrate (OPT-In) framework and provides practical examples for its use. Organization consists of conducting a research review and research ... More


Meta-analysis of Results from Multisite Studies

Jessica Gurevitch

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Research synthesis in ecology has typically been based on literature reviews, as is also common in other fields. That is, a search is conducted for relevant data addressing a particular research ... More


Meta-Ethnography: Adaptation and Return

George W. Noblit

in Cultural Constructions of Identity: Meta-Ethnography and Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190676087
eISBN:
9780190676117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676087.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explains meta-ethnography as created by Noblit and Hare and how the method has been used since. This is the methodology each of the chapters in this volume used to synthesize qualitative ... More


Research synthesis methods in ecology

Jessica Gurevitch and Shinichi Nakagawa

in Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199672547
eISBN:
9780191796487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672547.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Meta-analysis is quantitative synthesis of the results of different studies addressing questions about the same thing in comparable ways, and is part of the general area of research synthesis. It ... More


First Steps in Beginning a Meta-analysis

Gavin B. Stewart, Isabelle M. Côté, Hannah R. Rothstein, and Peter S. Curtis

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the initiation of the process of systematic research synthesis. Without a systematic approach to defining, obtaining, and collating data, meta-analyses may yield precise but ... More


Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, and Kerrie Mengersen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ... More


Research Synthesis

John L. Luckner

in Research in Deaf Education: Contexts, Challenges, and Considerations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190455651
eISBN:
9780190686178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455651.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Current educational policies provide a mandate for the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in school-based practices. However, the field of deaf education has a paucity of experimental and ... More


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