Systematic reviews are the pillars of evidence-based health care and are secondary research, which is the development of a study based upon prior research. Researchers compile studies into one review and conduct a thorough analysis of an issue. These reviews allow researchers to judge the quality of studies and make suggestions after replicating the research methods used. This method of research is popular in the health care industry because it identifies solutions to complex issues, increases accuracy, and resolves discrepancies.

Read the open-access article assigned to your team.

  • Atkins, S., Lewin, S., Smith, H., Engel, M., Fretheim, A., & Volmink, J. (2008). Conducting a meta-ethnography of qualitative literature: Lessons learned. BMC Medical Research Methodology8, 21.
  • Bridges, J., Nicholson, C., Maben, J., Pope, C., Flatley, M., Wilkinson, C., … Tziggili, M. (2013). Capacity for care: Meta-ethnography of acute care nurses’ experiences of the nurse-patient relationship. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, 760-772.
  • Li, Z. Z., Li, Y., Lei, X., Zhang, D., Liu, L., Tang, S., & Chen, L. (2014). Prevalence of suicidal ideation in Chinese college students: A meta-analysis. PLoS One, 9, e104368.

Utilize the resources in the Chapter 29 Systematic Reviews of Research Evidence: Meta-Analysis, Meta-synthesis, and Mixed Studies Review toolkit as a guide to completing your systematic review critique. Box 29.1 in the toolkit provides critiquing guidelines.

Prepare an 8- to 12-slide (excluding title and references) presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® summarizing your findings. Include detailed speaker notes.

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