Perspectives in Clinical Research

STATISTICS
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97--100

Study designs: Part 7 – Systematic reviews


Priya Ranganathan1, Rakesh Aggarwal2 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priya Ranganathan
Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

In this series on research study designs, we have so far looked at different types of primary research designs which attempt to answer a specific question. In this segment, we discuss systematic review, which is a study design used to summarize the results of several primary research studies. Systematic reviews often also use meta-analysis, which is a statistical tool to mathematically collate the results of various research studies to obtain a pooled estimate of treatment effect; this will be discussed in the next article.


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Ranganathan P, Aggarwal R. Study designs: Part 7 – Systematic reviews.Perspect Clin Res 2020;11:97-100


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Ranganathan P, Aggarwal R. Study designs: Part 7 – Systematic reviews. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Aug 19 ];11:97-100
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