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Record number 499338
Title Which standards from which disciplines? A test of systematic review for designing interdisciplinary evaluations
Author(s) Delaney, Aogán; Tamás, Peter A.; Tobi, Hilde
Source Journal of Development Effectiveness 9 (2017)1. - ISSN 1943-9342 - p. 82 - 100.
Department(s) Education and Competence Studies
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) impact evaluation - methodology design - qualitative analysis - research synthesis - Systematic review

Evidence-based development suggests empirical choice of evaluation methods. Systematic review (SR) is increasingly used in development but, to our knowledge, has not informed methods selection. This article tests SR for methods selection for evaluation in health and conflict studies. The review comprised a reproducible literature search, inclusion protocols, quality assessment, data extraction and qualitative aggregation. The study finds that adopting even some aspects of SR for methods selection to be useful and an improvement. The usefulness of SR is constrained by the paucity of empirically grounded methodological recommendations, inconsistent citation and reporting practices and difficulties surrounding multidisciplinary quality assessments.

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