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Using Systematic Quantitative Literature Reviews for Urban Analysis

Pickering, C, Johnson, M and Byrne, J ORCID: 0000-0001-8733-0333 2021 , 'Using Systematic Quantitative Literature Reviews for Urban Analysis', in Scott Baum (ed.), Methods in Urban Analysis , Springer, Singapore, pp. 29-49.

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This chapter discusses how students and early career researchers canuse systematic quantitative literature reviews (SQLRs) to answer research questionsabout cities. These SQLRs can enable a greater understanding of complex patterns,processes, and relationships that occur in human settlements. The chapter begins byoverviewing SQLRs, how they differ to narrative and meta-analysis reviews, andwhat are their benefits. We consider the importance of: starting the right way; beingcareful to specify the research question(s); exploring the interrelationship betweenconcepts that will guide the literature search; and being clear about the keywords thatwill be of use for the search, as well as the definition of key terms. Next, we discuss the15 steps of undertaking a SQLR, examining the opportunities, identifying pitfalls toavoid, and providing some strategies that students can employ to make their reviewsuccessful. Using examples from existing systematic reviews on topics related tourban analysis, we work through the key principles of rigour, comprehensiveness,repeatability, and criteria for inclusion and exclusion. We then discuss how to developthe database and categorise data, before outlining good practices for analysing andvisualising findings. We conclude by pointing to emerging directions on how theSQLR method is evolving.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Pickering, C and Johnson, M and Byrne, J
Keywords: methods, research, urban analysis, systematic literature review
Publisher: Springer
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-981-16-1677-8_3
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