This book will help students formulate a strategy for making clear decisions about what to include and not include in their literature reviews, and avoid getting overwhelmed by the sheer volume of available research. It will also help them understand the steps that are needed to produce a reliable and unbiased summary of the existing research.
About the Author
Susanne Hempel, PhD, is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is the co-director of the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center, leading contracts for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She carries out systematic reviews in healthcare research and methodological projects aiming to improve evidence syntheses. Hempel teaches systematic review methodology and applied psychometrics. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.