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Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews

Chapter 5:  Defining the review question and developing criteria for including studies

Chapter 6:  Searching for studies

Chapter 7:  Selecting studies and collecting data

Chapter 8:  Assessing risk of bias in included studies

Chapter 9:  Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses

Chapter 10:  Addressing reporting biases

Chapter 11:  Presenting results and ‘Summary of findings’ tables

Chapter 12:  Interpreting results and drawing conclusions