What is a meta-analysis? How to use a systematic review

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Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention guide on how to use evidence from systematic reviews.

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Using systematic reviews: an example

Let’s say you want to know if taking young people who live in at-risk neighbourhoods to visit prisons can help to prevent those young people from committing crimes later in life. Here is how to find out:

  1. Find good evidence (if it exists)
  2. Do a search
  3. Dig deeper
  4. Read the forest plot
  5. Apply the evidence to your question or context

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