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Meeting the challenge: developing systematic reviewing in social policy

Wallace, A., Croucher, K., Quilgars, D. and Baldwin, S. (2004) Meeting the challenge: developing systematic reviewing in social policy. Policy and Politics, 32 (4). pp. 455-470. ISSN 0305-5736

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Abstract

This article uses the experience of reviewing the evidence on the financial support available for defaulting home owners to consider the opportunities and challenges systematic review methods present to social policy. It addresses concerns about examining the strength of given evidence, and perceptions of it being a purely technical method to review existing research. It argues that there is merit in utilising the method to provide research users with transparent summaries of the most robust evidence with minimum bias. The article outlines the challenges presented and suggests that social policy researchers have a valuable contribution to make to the developing methods.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS; QUALITY APPRAISAL; EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY; MORTGAGE SAFETY NETS
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Housing Policy (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 11:28
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2009 11:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/0305573042009444
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Identification Number: 10.1332/0305573042009444
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7299

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