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Campbell Collaboration Methods Policy Briefs

 

The Campbell Collaboration's Methods policy briefs provide specific guidance for authors, reviewers, and consumers of C2 protocols and reviews. They are written by the conveners of the relevant methods subgroup, and are reviewed by the Methods Group Chair, independent peer reviewers, and the Campbell Collaboration's Steering Group. Approval of the policy briefs rests with the C2 Steering Group.

 

The following policy briefs have been approved:

 

Statistical Analysis, which (a) identifies the key issues that are confronted by C2 systematic reviewers who want to synthesize the results of studies statistically, (b) outlines possible ways that statistical procedures might be used, and (c) provides exemplars of how these procedures might be used.

 

 

Research Design, which (a) identifies the key issues that are confronted by C2 systematic reviewers who find a variety of study designs in their literature, (b) outlines possible ways to represent this diversity in their work, (c) provides agreed-upon guidelines that C2 may wish to promulgate, and (d) provides exemplars that demonstrate how these guidelines might be implemented in practical ways.

 

 

Information Retrieval , which (a) identifies the key issues that are confronted by C2 systematic reviewers attempting to gather information relevant to the questions posed by their review, (b) proposes policies to direct the activities of C2 reviewers during the various stages within the information retrieval phase of their review, (c) provides exemplars to demonstrate the implementation of these policies, and (d) describes the ways in which the reviewers contribute to the goals of C2.