Evidence Synthesis

In the same way that the methods used in primary research will depend upon the research question, the type of evidence review and synthesis will also be determined by the question or topic it seeks to address. Systematic reviews are the most scientifically robust reviews and are regarded as the ‘gold standard’. However, for a number of reasons a ‘traditional’ systematic review may not always be appropriate and other types of reviews such as realist reviews, scoping reviews, and rapid evidence reviews, are carried out.

The focus of the Evidence Synthesis Theme of the Centre for Evaluation is on systematic reviews.

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Researchers at LSHTM with Expertise in Systematic Reviews

Key Resources for Conducting Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews of Complex Public Health Interventions

› Synthesis of Results

› Incorporating Equity

Examples of Recent Systematic Reviews and Related Methodological Studies Conducted by LSHTM Researchers