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Business: 45-941: Evidence-Based Management: Systematic reviews/Meta-analyses

Systematic Reviews - what are they?

Systematic Review Research Guide - for more information about systematic reviews.
 
"The purpose of a systematic review is to sum up the best available research on a specific question. This is done by synthesizing the results of several studies.   A systematic review uses transparent procedures to find, evaluate and synthesize the results of relevant research."
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Finding a systematic review in management research

Systematic reviews for management research are not yet available in quantity, but some can be found in collections of scholarly articles.
Technique: 
  1. In any scholarly database (such as those in tab #2), add keyword "systematic review" (in quotes, to indicate the entire phrase) to your search terms.  A true systematic review will (almost always) include the term in either the article's title or abstract.
  2. There are other ways involving using fields and thesauri in the more structured databases, but basically the above works just as well. 

Meta-analysis - what is it?

"Meta-analysis is the quantitative synthesis of results of multiple studies. It can estimate trends, assess variations across studies, and correct for errors and bias in a body of research."
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Finding a meta-analysis in management research

Meta-analyses for management research are not common, but some can be found in collections of scholarly articles.
Technique: 
  1. In any scholarly database (such as those in tab #2), add keyword "meta-analysis" (no quotes needed) to your search terms. 
  2. There are other ways involving using fields and thesauri in the more structured databases, but basically the above works just as well.