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In this section, you will find the available review types and the relevant resources about each one to consider which type to use for a given research question.
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
- Cochrane Interactive Learning: Conducting an Intervention Review
- Methods Support Unit web clinics
Specific methods-related resources:
- Meta-analysis and other statistical methods
- Network meta-analysis (NMA)
- Risk of Bias (RoB)
- GRADE approach
Flexible (rapid) reviews
- Online Learning: Systematic Review of prognosis studies
- Qualitative evidence synthesis
- Other types of evidence synthesis
Overview of reviews
Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) reviews
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
- Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews
In the Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group, you may also find: