Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Systematic reviews: a social work perspective

journal contribution
posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Beth CrispBeth Crisp
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.

History

Journal

Australian social work

Volume

68

Pagination

284-295

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0312-407X

eISSN

1447-0748

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Australian Association of Social Workers

Issue

3

Publisher

Routledge