Introducing systematic reviews / David Gough, Sandy Oliver and James Thomas -- Stakeholder perspectives and participation in reviews / Rebecca Rees and Sandy Oliver -- Commonality and diversity in reviews / David Gough and James Thomas -- Getting started with a review / Sandy Oliver, Kelly Dickson and Mark Newman -- Information management in reviews / Jeff Brunton and James Thomas -- Finding relevant studies / Ginny Brunton, Claire Stansfield and James Thomas -- Describing and analysing studies / Sandy Oliver and Katy Sutcliffe -- Quality and relevance appraisal / Angela Harden and David Gough -- Synthesis: combining results systematically and appropriately / James Thomas, Angela Harden and Mark Newman -- Making a difference with systematic reviews / Ruth Stewart and Sandy Oliver -- Moving forward / David Gough, Sandy Oliver, and James Thomas. An Introduction to Systematic Reviews provides an overview of the nature, logic, diversity and process of undertaking systematic reviews as part of evidence informed decision making. It is a short, accessible and technically up-to-date book covering the full breadth of approaches to reviews from statistical meta analysis to meta ethnography. The content is divided into five main sections covering: approaches to reviewing; getting started; gathering and describing research; appraising and synthesizing data; and making use of reviews and models of research use. As systematic reviews become included in many more graduate-level courses this book answers the growing demand for a user-friendly guide.