Undertaking a systematic review



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Fernandez, R., Johnson, M. & Griffiths, R. (2014). Undertaking a systematic review. In S. Jirojwong, M. Johnson & A. Welch (Eds.), Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery: Pathways to Evidence-Based Practice (pp. 311-336). Australia: Oxford University Press.

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CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this chapter you will be able to: • • • appreciate the importance of a systematic review as a source of evidence describe the importance of developing a review protocol understand how to formulate a focused clinical question • explain the development of a comprehensive literature search strategy on a specific clinical question • appreciate the importance of assessing the quality of included studies • understand the processes of conducting a meta-analysis, metasynthesis and narrative synthesis.

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