Two new papers

I’ve just added two new articles to the List of articles page: A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews. Tricco AC et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2016 Systematic reviews are not enough: policymakers need a greater variety of synthesized evidence. Manson H. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Available online 18 February 2016 These will be reviewed in time. Continue reading Two new papers

List of articles: exploring trial variables and effect on meta-analysis

I’m increasingly drawn to the concept of what is ‘correct’ in relation to systematic reviews and meta-analyses.  If we’re wanting to demonstrate the worth of a ‘rapid’ reviews we need to compare it to a ‘gold standard’ ‘correct’ answer.  There does not appear to be such a thing. I’m particularly drawn to the 2014 Deschartres paper that: “…compare treatment outcomes estimated by meta-analysis of all … Continue reading List of articles: exploring trial variables and effect on meta-analysis

List of articles: Non-medical rapid review papers

2009 The impact of limited search procedures for systematic literature reviews — A participant-observer case study. Kitchenham, B. et al. Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, 2009. ESEM 2009. 3rd International Symposium 2010 Refining the systematic literature review process—two participant-observer case studies. Kitchenham, B. et al. Empirical Software Engineering December 2010, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 618-653 2011 A rapid review method for extremely large corpora … Continue reading List of articles: Non-medical rapid review papers

Restricting the databases (or language) for a search

More a rapid review than a systematic review!  Below is a list of articles that have mainly explored the effects of restricting the database used in a search.  At the bottom there are a smaller number of articles that have explored the impact of restricting the articles used to English-language. Database restrictions The comprehensiveness of Medline and Embase computer searches. Kleijnen J et al. Pharm … Continue reading Restricting the databases (or language) for a search

List of articles (automation, text-mining etc.)

Below is a list of articles related to increasing value in evidence synthesis.  It focuses on automation techniques such as text-mining and machine learning. There is a separate, non-automation list: List of articles 2006 Reducing workload in systematic review preparation using automated citation classification Cohen AM et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):206-19. 2007 Text Classification on Imbalanced Data: Application to Systematic Review … Continue reading List of articles (automation, text-mining etc.)

List of articles

Below is a list of articles related to increasing value in evidence synthesis.  It may be about increasing the speed of reviewing, critiques of current methods or comparisons of methods. It does not include articles that report on computer supported techniques such as text-mining, computer learning etc.  There is a separate list available, on this site: List of articles (automation, text-mining etc.). 2000 The use … Continue reading List of articles