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The place of systematic reviews in education research

Andrews, Richard (2005) The place of systematic reviews in education research. British Journal of Educational Studies, 53 (4). pp. 399-416. ISSN 0007-1005. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: Systematic reviews in education. Policy-oriented critique and methodological review. Positions systematic reviews within a larger cycle of research in education, defining limitations and contribution. Based on experience of undertaking six reviews (DfES and TDA funded - total c£100K) on ICT and literacy learning. Research basis is work of three systematic reviews group in Education at York, in English, Mathematics and Science education from 2001 to present. Defines reviews as essential but limited in scope. Critiques more extreme claims for the use of styematic reviews, especially those in US. Has contributed to development of balanced and comprehensive research model for York's Institute for Effective Education (interdisciplinary research initiative) and to positive place of systematic reviews in evidence-based education in UK and internationally (SCCI - top 15 articles cited in BJES 2006). See also Andrews, R. and Harlen, W. (2006) 'Issues in synthesizing research in education' in Educational Research, 48 (1), 287-99 The definitive version is available at
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Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2010 08:39
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