VOLUME ONE: AIMS, STRATEGIES, PERSPECTIVES AND CONTEXTS
S. Oliver, J. Thomas and D. Gough
Part One: Aims of Research Synthesis
A Brief History of Research Synthesis
Iain Chalmers, Larry Hedges and Harris Cooper
Contextualizing the Twin Concepts of Systematicity and Transparency in Information Systems Literature Reviews
Guy Pare et al.
Formalization and Separation: A Systematic Basis for Interpreting Approaches to Summarizing Science for Climate Policy
Bohlin Sundqvist et al
The Meta-Analytic Big Bang
William Shadish and Jesse Lecy
How to Increase Value and Reduce Waste When Research Priorities Are Set
Iain Chalmers et al.
The Politics of Evidence and Methodology: Lessons from the EPPI-Centre
Ann Oakley et al.
Part Two: Strategies: A Spectrum of Methods; Pragmatism; Relevance; and Speed
Mapping the Mixed Methods–Mixed Research Synthesis Terrain
Margarete Sandelowski et al
Clarifying Differences between Review Designs and Methods
David Gough, James Thomas and Sandy Oliver
Complex Interventions and Their Implications for Systematic Reviews: A Pragmatic Approach
Mark Petticrew et al.
A Research and Development Agenda for Systematic Reviews that Ask Complex Questions about Complex Interventions
Jane Noyes et al.
Part Three: Perspectives
Consumer Involvement in Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Julia Kreis et al.
Public and Patient Involvement in Health Technology Assessment: A Framework for Action
Julia Abelson et al.
Producing Policy Relevant Systematic Reviews: Navigating the Policy-Research Interface
S. Oliver, M. Bangpan and K. Dickson
Part Four: Contexts: Reviews for Different Purposes; and in Different Contexts
Policy-relevant Systematic Reviews to Strengthen Health Systems: Models and Mechanisms to Support Their Production
Sandra Oliver and Kelly Dickson
Advancing Knowledge of Rapid Reviews: An Analysis of Results, Conclusions and Recommendations from Published Review Articles Examining Rapid Reviews
Robin Featherstone et al.
VOLUME TWO: FINDING, DESCRIBING AND MANAGING RELEVANT RESEARCH
J. Thomas, D. Gough and S. Oliver
Part One: Identifying Studies
Methodological Developments in Searching for Studies for Systematic Reviews: Past, Present and Future?
Carol Lefebvre et al.
PICO, PICOS and SPIDER: A Comparison Study of Specificity and Sensitivity in Three Search Tools for Qualitative Systematic Reviews
Abigail Methley et al
Searching for Qualitative Research for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews: A Structured Methodological Review
Exploring Issues in the Conduct of Website Searching and Other Online Sources for Systematic Reviews: How Can We Be Systematic?
Claire Stansfield, Kelly Dickson and Mukdarat Bangpan
De-Duplication of Database Search Results for Systematic Reviews in EndNote
Wichor Bramer et al.
Core Keywording Strategy: Data Collection for a Register of Educational Research Version 0.9.4
A Systematic Map and Synthesis Review of the Effectiveness of Personal Development Planning for Improving Student Learning
David Gough et al.
Developing and Optimising the Use of Logic Models in Systematic Reviews: Exploring Practice and Good Practice in the Use of Programme Theory in Reviews
Dylan Kneale, James Thomas and Katherine Harris
A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Metasynthetic Practice in Public Health to Develop a Taxonomy of Operations of Reciprocal Translation
G.J. Melendez-Torres, Sean Grant and Chris Bonell
Part Two: Automating Reviews
Using Text Mining for Study Identification in Systematic Reviews: A Systematic Review of Current Approaches
Alison O’Mara-Eves et al.
Automating Data Extraction in Systematic Reviews: A Systematic Review
Siddhartha Jonnalagadda, Pawan Goyal and Mark Huffman
RobotReviewer: Evaluation of a System for Automatically Assessing Bias in Clinical Trials
Iain Marshall, Joel Kuiper and Byron Wallace
Enabling Living Systematic Reviews and Clinical Guidelines through Semantic Technologies
VOLUME THREE: METHODS OF SYNTHESIS
J. Thomas, S. Oliver and G. Gough
Part One: Introductions, Overviews and Cross-cutting Issues
Ongoing Developments in Meta-Analytic and Quantitative Synthesis Methods: Broadening the Types of Research Questions that Can Be Addressed
Alison O’Mara-Eves and James Thomas
Methods for the Synthesis of Qualitative Research: A Critical Review
Elaine Barnett-Page and James Thomas
Synthesizing Evidence on Complex Interventions: How Meta-Analytical, Qualitative, and Mixed-Method Approaches Can Contribute
Mark Petticrew et al.
Part Two: Synthesis Methods for Developing and Exploring Theories, Frameworks or Themes
Methods for the Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Systematic Reviews
James Thomas and Angela Harden
Using Meta Ethnography to Synthesise Qualitative Research: A Worked Example
Nicky Britten et al.
Evidence-based Policy: The Promise of ‘Realist Synthesis’
Storylines of Research in Diffusion of Innovation: A Meta-Narrative Approach to Systematic Review
Trisha Greenhalgh et al.
Conducting a Critical Interpretive Synthesis of the Literature on Access to Healthcare by Vulnerable Groups
Mary Dixon-Woods et al.
Mapping the Mixed-Methods Research Synthesis Terrain
Margarete Sandelowski et al.
Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in Systematic Reviews of Complex Interventions: A Worked Example
James Thomas, Alison O’Mara-Eves and Ginny Brunton
Part Three: Synthesis Methods for Combining and Configuring Quantitative Data
Meta-Analysis: Principles and Procedures
Matthias Egger, George Davey Smith and Andrew Phillips
A Basic Introduction to Fixed-Effect and Random-Effects Models for Meta-Analysis
Michael Borenstein et al.
How Should Meta-Regression Analyses Be Undertaken and Interpreted?
Simon Thompson and Julian Higgins
An Overview of Conducting Systematic Reviews with Network Meta-Analysis
Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data: Rationale, Conduct, and Reporting
Richard Riley, Paul Lambert and Ghada Abo-Zaid
Translating the Statistical Representation of the Effects of Education Interventions into More Readily Interpretable Forms
Mark Lipsey et al.
Multivariate Meta-Analysis: Potential and Promise
Dan Jackson et al.
Bayesian Methods in Meta-Analysis and Evidence Synthesis
Alex Sutton and Keith Abrams
Evidence Synthesis, Economics and Public Policy
Ian Shemilt et al.
VOLUME FOUR: QUALITY, RELEVANCE, AND USE
D. Gough, J. Thomas and S. Oliver
Part One: Appraising Methods of Review
Extending the PRISMA Statement to Equity-Focused Systematic Reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): Explanation and Elaboration
Vivian Welch et al.
Development of AMSTAR: A Measurement Tool to Assess the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews
Beverley Shea et al.
ROBIS: A New Tool to Assess Risk of Bias in Systematic Reviews Was Developed
Penny Whiting et al.
Epidemiology and Reporting Characteristics of Systematic Reviews of Biomedical Research: A Cross-Sectional Study
Matthew Page et al.
A Systematic Review of the Content of Critical Appraisal Tools
Persis Katrak et al.
GRADE: What Is “Quality of Evidence” and Why Is It Important to Clinicians?
Gordon Guyatt et al.
Using Qualitative Evidence in Decision Making for Health and Social Interventions: An Approach to Assess Confidence in Findings from Qualitative Evidence Syntheses (GRADE-CERQual)
Simon Lewin et al.
A Matter of Taste: Evaluating the Quality of Qualitative Research
Digging for Nuggets: How ‘Bad’ Research Can Yield ‘Good’ Evidence
Part Two: Appraising, Interpreting, and Using Evidence from Systemic Reviews
GRADE Guidelines: 17. Going from Evidence to Recommendations – Considering Resource Use and Modelling Evidence for Cost-Effectiveness
Ian Shemilt et al.
Evidence Based Medicine: What It Is and What It Isn’t
David Sackett et al.
How Can We Support the Use of Systematic Reviews in Policymaking?
The Many Meanings of Research Utilization