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Evert Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.001.0001

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Reviews – using the literature to your advantage

Reviews – using the literature to your advantage

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(p.83) Chapter 7 Reviews – using the literature to your advantage
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Sports Injury Research
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Quinette Louw

Karen Grimmer-Somers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.003.07

While there are a lot of descriptive studies on sports injuries available for a variety of sports, there is not always a need to conduct a new descriptive study. Instead available study results can be used and, if needed, pooled together. Performing a proper review is, however, not as simple as merely describing what is known. This chapter focuses on different types of reviews, the associated methodologies, and how to conduct a proper review of the literature. It also gives guidelines on how to do so in the field of sports injury research.

Keywords:   review, meta-analysis, literature search, quality assessment, pooling

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