What makes a good systematic review?

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What makes a good systematic review from Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention?

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In general, a good systematic review will include the following basic components:

  • A focused question – such as: ‘Are parenting interventions effective for reducing adolescent antisocial behaviour?’ (as opposed to an unfocused question, such as ‘Are parenting interventions effective?’) or ‘Do teen pregnancy prevention programmes reduce pregnancies among girls in urban secondary schools?’ (an unfocused question would be, for example, ‘How can we prevent teen pregnancy?’).

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