Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $31.12
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 17%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $31.12   
  • New (6) from $31.12   
  • Used (4) from $31.84   

Overview

When used in tandem, systematic reviews and meta-analysis— two distinct but highly compatible approaches to research synthesis— form a powerful, scientific approach to analyzing previous studies. But to see their full potential, a social work researcher must be versed in the foundational processes underlying them. This pocket guide to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis illuminates precisely that practical groundwork.

In clear, step-by-step terms, the authors explain how to format topics, locate and screen studies, extract and assess data, pool effect sizes, determine bias, and interpret the results, showing readers how to combine reviewing and meta-analysis correctly and effectively. Each chapter contains vivid social work examples and concludes with a concise summary and notes on further reading, while the book's glossary and handy checklists and sample search and data extraction forms maximize the boo'ks usefulness.

Highlighting the concepts necessary to understand, critique, and conduct research synthesis, this brief and highly readable introduction is a terrific resource for students and researchers alike.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[A] book that social work researchers, and even practitioners wishing to understand the process of systematic review, probably would not want to be without. It covers more than sufficient to act as a textbook for a doctoral class dealing with this subject and would enhance any program of study in social work at the graduate level."—Research on Social Work Practice
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195326543
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/13/2008
  • Series: Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 805,553
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Formulating a Topic and Developing a Protocol
3. Locating and Screening Studies
4. Data Extraction and Study Quality Assessment
5. Effect Size Metrics and Pooling Methods
6. Assessing Bias and Variations in Effects
7. Conclusions
Appendices
A: AMSTAR (for assessment of multiple systematic reviews)
B: Software for Meta-Analysis
C: Suggested Outline for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
D: Sample Search Strategy
E: Sample Data Extraction Forms
Glossary
References
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 1
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)