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Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance
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The Medical Research Council's evaluation framework (2000) brought welcome clarity to the task and now the council has updated its guidance. Expand
Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement
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A reporting guideline is described, the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses for Protocols 2015 (PRISMA-P 2015), which consists of a 17-item checklist intended to facilitate the preparation and reporting of a robust protocol for the systematic review. Expand
Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide
Such diverse thinkers as Lao-Tze, Confucius, and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have all pointed out that we need to be able to tell the difference between real and assumed knowledge. TheExpand
Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance.
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This paper presents a meta-analysis of 129 cases of musculoskeletal disorders in patients treated with SAYS over a 12-month period in order to establish patterns of disease progression and provide prognosis for further studies. Expand
Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions: New Guidance
Peter Craig, MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network Paul Dieppe, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford Sally Macintyre, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences UnitExpand
Guidance on the conduct of narrative synthesis in systematic Reviews. A Product from the ESRC Methods Programme. Version 1
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Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015: elaboration and explanation
Protocols of systematic reviews and meta-analyses allow for planning and documentation of review methods, act as a guard against arbitrary decision making during review conduct, enable readers toExpand
Evaluating non-randomised intervention studies.
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The inability of case-mix adjustment methods to compensate for selection bias and the inability to identify non- randomised studies that are free of selection bias indicate that non-randomised studies should only be undertaken when RCTs are infeasible or unethical. Expand
Guidance on the conduct of narrative synthesis in sytematic reviews
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