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On “Systematic” reviews of research literatures: a narrative reply to Evans and Benefield

Hammersley, Martyn (2001). On “Systematic” reviews of research literatures: a narrative reply to Evans and Benefield. British Educational Research Journal, 27(5) pp. 543–554.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411920120095726
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Abstract

The production of 'systematic' reviews of research findings has recently come to be treated as a priority in the field of education, and other areas too. Such reviews are believed to play an important role in making evidence from research available in a usable form to policy-makers and practitioners. This article examines the assumptions about research, and about the task of reviewing, which are built into the concept of systematic review. In addition, attention is given to the likely consequences of the priority now being given to this type of review.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1469-3518
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 511
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 13:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/511
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