Methods & Tools
Methods and tools

Developing research methods is central to the EPPI-Centre’s work. The following areas of the website provide resources for people interested in the mechanics of systematic research synthesis:

Methods 

Our book on systematic reviewing provides a description of the methods used at each stage of a systematic review. Click through to order 'Gough D, Oliver S, Thomas J (2012) An Introduction to Systematic Reviews', by Sage.

 

We also recommend our guide 'Learning from research: Systematic reviews for informing policy decisions', published by the Alliance for Useful Evidence, which describes the logic of a systematic review, mixed methods reviews, the main stages of undertaking a review, and some of the key issues to consider during the process.

Tools 

The tools page provides information and links to various data coding and management tools and guidelines.

Databases

The EPPI-Centre provides and is involved in supporting a number of databases containing primary research studies and evidence reviews, many of which have been used in EPPI-Centre systematic reviews.

  
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