An Introduction to Systematic Reviews that Include Meta-analyses for Policy Makers and Analysts

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  • Ramsay Malange University of Victoria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31990/10.31990/agenda.ano.volume.numero

Resumo

Many governments are moving towards evidence-based policy-making (EBPM), but policy-makers and policy analysts may struggle with the vast amounts of research available to them. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses may be useful tools for policy-makers and analysts wishing to implement EBPM. But many policy-makers and analysts may be unfamiliar with the method. This paper provides an introduction to these research methods. It answers the following questions: What are systematic reviews and meta-analyses? How can they be useful to meta-analyses? What are their advantages over other kinds of research? And, what should policy-makers look for when critically evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses? The paper concludes with final reflections and resources for policy-makers and analysts wishing to evaluate systematic reviews or conduct their own systematic reviews.

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Publicado

2015-12-09

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MALANGE, R. An Introduction to Systematic Reviews that Include Meta-analyses for Policy Makers and Analysts. Agenda Política, [S. l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 131–155, 2015. DOI: 10.31990/10.31990/agenda.ano.volume.numero. Disponível em: https://www.agendapolitica.ufscar.br/index.php/agendapolitica/article/view/71. Acesso em: 6 fev. 2023.