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Research at Work: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses


This article provides an overview of the systematic review and the meta-analysis. These tools provide a comprehensive picture of current research. What follows is an abridged explanation of each of these techniques. This approach is intended to provide a fundamental overview for social work practitioners, so that they may more readily access important research while minimizing the time spent doing so.


Jaggers, J. W., & Kondrat, D. (2019). Research at Work: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Families in Society, 100(3), 312–316.

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