The place of systematic reviews in education research

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  • R. Andrews


Publication details

JournalBritish Journal of Education Studies
DatePublished - 21 Nov 2005
Issue number4
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)399-416
Original languageEnglish


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.

    Research areas

  • systematic research reviews • policy • practice

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