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Getting started in research: systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objectives: Systematic reviews are one of the major building blocks of evidence-based medicine. This overview is an introduction to conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

    Conclusions: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) represent the most robust form of design in the hierarchy of research evidence. In addition, primary data do not have to be collected by the researcher him/herself, and there is no need for approval from an ethics committee. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are not as daunting as they may appear to be, provided the scope is sufficiently narrow and an appropriate supervisor available.

Authors


  •   Looi, Jeffrey C. L. (external author)
  •   Kisely, Stephen R. (external author)
  •   Galletly, Cherrie (external author)
  •   Merry, Sally N. (external author)
  •   Power, Brian D. (external author)
  •   Loi, Samantha (external author)
  •   Parker, Stephen (external author)
  •   Siskind, Dan (external author)
  •   Smith, Geoff (external author)
  •   MacFarlane, Stephen (external author)
  •   Chang, Alice (external author)
  •   Crowe, Jim (external author)
  •   Jenkins, Peter (external author)
  •   Mcvie, Ness (external author)
  •   Macfarlane, Matthew D.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kisely, S., Chang, A., Crowe, J., Galletly, C., Jenkins, P., Loi, S., Looi, J. C., Macfarlane, M. D., Mcvie, N., Parker, S., Power, B., Siskind, D., Smith, G., Merry, S. & Macfarlane, S. (2015). Getting started in research: systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Australasian Psychiatry, 23 (1), 16-21.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84927598821

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2925

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 16

End Page


  • 21

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Objectives: Systematic reviews are one of the major building blocks of evidence-based medicine. This overview is an introduction to conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

    Conclusions: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) represent the most robust form of design in the hierarchy of research evidence. In addition, primary data do not have to be collected by the researcher him/herself, and there is no need for approval from an ethics committee. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are not as daunting as they may appear to be, provided the scope is sufficiently narrow and an appropriate supervisor available.

Authors


  •   Looi, Jeffrey C. L. (external author)
  •   Kisely, Stephen R. (external author)
  •   Galletly, Cherrie (external author)
  •   Merry, Sally N. (external author)
  •   Power, Brian D. (external author)
  •   Loi, Samantha (external author)
  •   Parker, Stephen (external author)
  •   Siskind, Dan (external author)
  •   Smith, Geoff (external author)
  •   MacFarlane, Stephen (external author)
  •   Chang, Alice (external author)
  •   Crowe, Jim (external author)
  •   Jenkins, Peter (external author)
  •   Mcvie, Ness (external author)
  •   Macfarlane, Matthew D.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kisely, S., Chang, A., Crowe, J., Galletly, C., Jenkins, P., Loi, S., Looi, J. C., Macfarlane, M. D., Mcvie, N., Parker, S., Power, B., Siskind, D., Smith, G., Merry, S. & Macfarlane, S. (2015). Getting started in research: systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Australasian Psychiatry, 23 (1), 16-21.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84927598821

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2925

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 16

End Page


  • 21

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 1