Systematic reviews: a social work perspective

Crisp, Beth R. 2015, Systematic reviews: a social work perspective, Australian social work, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 284-295, doi: 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1024266.

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Title Systematic reviews: a social work perspective
Author(s) Crisp, Beth R.ORCID iD for Crisp, Beth R.
Journal name Australian social work
Volume number 68
Issue number 3
Start page 284
End page 295
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0312-407X
Keyword(s) systematic review
reporting guidelines
social work research
social work publications
evidence-based practice
Summary Systematic reviews are gaining prominence and recognition as being an important methodological approach to dealing with ever growing amounts of research data, and recent years have seen the development of guidelines for both the conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. Initially systematic reviews came to prominence as a method for synthesising data emerging from Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) but increasingly the term “systematic review” is being used in regards to reviews of studies of a wide range of research designs. However, among Australian social workers, utilisation and conduct of systematic reviews has been limited. This paper will explore the question of what a systematic review is, introduce some of the key issues in undertaking such a review, and explore the implications of the emergence of systematic reviews from a social work perspective.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1024266
Field of Research 1607 Social Work
1605 Policy And Administration
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Australian Association of Social Workers
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