Knowledge Synthesis Reading List

Reading List

Arksey, H., & O’Malley, L. (2005). Scoping studies: towards a methodological framework. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 8(1), 19–32.

Bassett, R., & Mcgibbon, E. (2013). A critical participatory and collaborative method for scoping the literature. Quality and Quantity, 47(6), 3249–3259.

Cochrane Handbook. (2011) (Vol. Version 5.). The Cochrane Collaboration. Retrieved from

Colquhoun, H. L., Levac, D., O’Brien, K., K., Straus, S., Tricco, A. C., Perrier, L., … Moher, D. (2014). Scoping reviews: time for clarity in definition, methods, and reporting. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 5(Journal Article), 1–4.

Drummond, R., & Chalmers, I. (2009). Exposing the dangers to patients of medical reviews and textbooks that ignore scientific principles. JLL Bulletin: Commentaries on the History of Treatment Evaluation, (Journal Article). Retrieved from

Ganann, R., Ciliska, D., & Thomas, H. (2010). Expediting systematic reviews: methods and implications of rapid reviews. Implementation Science : IS, 5(Journal Article), 56–56.

Grimshaw, J. (2010). A KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS CHAPTER. Retrieved from

Harker, J., & Kleijnen, J. (2012). What is a rapid review? A methodological exploration of rapid reviews in Health Technology Assessments. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 10(4), 397–410.

Khangura, S., Konnyu, K., Cushman, R., Grimshaw, J., & Moher, D. (2012). Evidence summaries: the evolution of a rapid review approach. Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 10–10.

Khangura, S., Polisena, J., Clifford, T. J., Farrah, K., & Kamel, C. (2014). Rapid review: an emerging approach to evidence synthesis in health technology assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 30(1), 20–7.

Pawson, R., Greenhalgh, T., Harvey, G., & Walshe, K. (2005). Realist review – a new method of systematic review designed for complex policy interventions. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 10(suppl 1), 21–34.

Systematic Reviews CRDs guidance for undertaking reviews in health care. (2008). York: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. Retrieved from

Tricco, A. C., Tetzlaff, J., & Moher, D. (2011). The art and science of knowledge synthesis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(1), 11–20.

UK Civil Service. (2010). How to do a Rapid Evidence Assessment. Retrieved from

Watt, A., Cameron, A., Sturm, L., Lathlean, T., Babidge, W., Blamey, S., … Maddern, G. (2008). Rapid reviews versus full systematic reviews: an inventory of current methods and practice in health technology assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 24(2), 133–9.

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