Scientific Guidelines for Conducting Integrative Research Reviews

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The inferences made in integrative research reviews are as central to the validity of behavioral science knowledge as those made in primary research. Therefore, research reviewers must pay the same attention to rigorous methodology that is required of primary researchers. This article conceptualizes the research review as a scientific inquiry involving five stages that parallel those of primary research. The functions, sources of variance, and potential threats to validity associated with each stage are described. © 1982, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cooper, HM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 291 - 302

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6543

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3102/00346543052002291

Citation Source

  • Scopus