The Art and Science of Managing and Summarizing the Available Research (Chapter 4 in Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice).
Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods.
Bronson, Denise E. Davis, Tamara S.
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This chapter provides tips and strategies for managing the data for a systematic review and strategies for extracting information from the studies using data abstraction forms. It stresses the need for reliability checks and clear decision criteria throughout each activity to prevent biases from being introduced into the screening and management of the studies and into the data coding. 1 figure and 7 references.
Data analysis; Data collection; Databases; Statistics; Management information systems; Research reviews