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Module Reading List

Systematic Reviews of Research, 2021/22, Semester 2
Gurdeep Sagoo
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Essential Reading

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions version 5.1 (

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Altman, D.G. and Chalmers, I. (eds.) (2001) Systematic Reviews. 2nd edition. London : BMJ

Bland, M. (2000) An introduction to medical statistics. 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford Medical Publications

Cooper, H. and Hedges, L. (eds.) (1997) The handbook of research synthesis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation

CRD’s Guidance for undertaking systematic reviews in health care online (

Egger, M., Davey-Smith, G., Altman, D. (2001) Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-analysis in context. 2nd Edition, BMJ Books 

Greenhalgh, T. Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta- analyses). BMJ; 1997, 315:672-5

Hunt, M. (1997) How science takes stock : the story of meta-analysis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation

Mulrow, C.D. and Cook, D. (eds.) (1998) Systematic reviews: synthesis of best evidence for health care decisions. American College of Physicians

Petitti, D.B. (2000) Meta-analysis, decision analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis : methods for quantitative synthesis in medicine. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Riegelman, R.K. (2005) Studying a study and testing a test: how to read the medical evidence. 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

This list was last updated on 16/08/2018