The Place of Systematic Reviews in Education Research

British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (4):399 - 416 (2005)
The use of systematic reviews in educational research is a growing phenomenon in the UK, but is highly controversial. This article argues that such reviews have a useful place in a research cycle that wishes to inform and be informed by practice and policy. It proposes and discusses a model of educational research, showing how reviews relate to small or large-scale primary studies.
Keywords practice  policy  systematic research reviews
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DOI 10.2307/3699275
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