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Clarifying differences between review designs and methods
This paper argues that the current proliferation of types of systematic reviews creates challenges for the terminology for describing such reviews. Terminology is necessary for planning, describing,Expand
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Alternative Perspectives on Orality, Literacy and Education: A View from South Africa
The question of the 'great divide' between orality and literacy has been critically addressed by various scholars of literacy, including social literacy theorists. This paper uses the notions ofExpand
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English in South Africa
Recent estimates based on the 1991 census (Schuring 1993) indicate that approximately 45 per cent of the South African population have a speaking knowledge of English (the majority of the populationExpand
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Meta-narrative and realist reviews: guidance, rules, publication standards and quality appraisal
  • D. Gough
  • Medicine
  • BMC Medicine
  • 29 January 2013
Recently, there has been an expansion of different forms of systematic review of research and the development of guidance and standards about particular types of review. These reviews can be bestExpand
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Protocol for the development of a CONSORT-equity guideline to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials
BackgroundHealth equity concerns the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) can provide evidence about the impact of an intervention on healthExpand
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Xhosa beyond the textbook: an analysis of grammatical variation of selected Xhosa constructions
This article investigates the negative of copular relative and adjective constructions. Variants of these constructions are discussed and issues pertaining to their use examined. It is concluded thatExpand
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Qualitative and mixed methods in systematic reviews
  • D. Gough
  • Medicine
  • Systematic Reviews
  • 15 December 2015
Expanding the range of methods of systematic review The logic of systematic reviews is very simple. We use transparent rigorous approaches to undertake primary research, and so we should do the sameExpand
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When is a randomised controlled trial health equity relevant? Development and validation of a conceptual framework
Background Randomised controlled trials can provide evidence relevant to assessing the equity impact of an intervention, but such information is often poorly reported. We describe a conceptualExpand
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Demonstratives and word order: Aspects of discourse reference in Xhosa narrative
In this article two areas are examined relating to discourse reference in Xhosa oral narrative: demonstrative reference and word order. It is argued that demonstrative reference serves to encodeExpand
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