Evidence and literature reviews
Bringing together existing sources of knowledge is critical to ensuring that new policies and decisions are based on evidence, and that new research is considered when taking action.
Our researchers are skilled in using a range of approaches to identify and assess existing evidence. This varies from the most robust systematic reviews, to rapid evidence assessments or short, critical reviews, all according to defined search terms and inclusion criteria.
We also support clients to determine the feasibility of a full review, by conducting preliminary scoping exercises to summarise the evidence bases.
Literature reviews vary enormously in their scale and scope and we work flexibly with clients to meet time and budgetary considerations. The available literature is often imperfect; we understand that clients may need to make decisions on the basis of partial evidence, and can help them to judge its robustness and to identify gaps.
If you'd like us to conduct a literature review on behalf of your organisation, please contact Annette Cox.
Scoping study for a foresight on new and emerging OSH risks and challenges
European Agency for Health & Safety at Work
Review of Apprenticeship Research 2013-2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Enhancing and Embedding Staff Engagement in the NHS: Putting Theory into Practice
National Research for Health Research (NIHR)