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An advent to Systematic Reviews presents a quick, available and technically updated publication masking the entire breadth of techniques to reports from statistical meta research to meta ethnography. The content material is split into 5 major sections protecting: techniques to reviewing; getting all started; amassing and describing examine; appraising and synthesizing info; and utilising experiences and types of analysis use.

As systematic reports develop into integrated in lots of extra graduate-level classes this publication solutions the transforming into call for for a undemanding advisor.

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3 Types of knowledge Types of knowledge include: •• organisational knowledge – accrued from an organisation’s collective experience of governance, regulation and other operations of services; •• practitioner knowledge – based on professional skills, experience and craft knowledge; •• user knowledge – gained from first-hand experience of, and reflection on, services; •• research knowledge – derived from systematic enquiry; •• policy community knowledge – knowledge about the organisation and implementation of services that exists in the broader policy community of ministries, civil service, think tanks and agencies.

As for the perspectives involved, all three reviews involved both policy-makers and academics in addition to researchers based at the EPPI-Centre. The perspectives of service-users and practitioners were, however, accessed to different extents across the reviews. Two of the reviews, by inviting organisations to participate, built in the potential for accessing the views of a larger number of people. In the review on PSHE, for example, students and teachers from the collaborating school conducted a survey about relationships in school.

For example, Review 1 only examined interventions aimed at children in the general population. Review 2 also addressed interventions directed at children at a particularly high risk of obesity, such as those living in low-income communities. The authors of the first review argued that initiatives on a large scale were a priority. Deciding which children to include was an early decision and was built into the review’s inclusion criteria (see Chapter 4). Perspectives can be expected to differ even more substantially between different kinds of stakeholders.

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