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Table 2 Main guidance used by participants

From: Meta-analysis, complexity, and heterogeneity: a qualitative interview study of researchers’ methodological values and practices

Cochrane Handbook [30]
Campbell Collaboration guidance [31]
RAMESES guidance on realist synthesis [32]
Cochrane MECIR conduct standards [33]
PRISMA Statement [34]
Cooper et al., Handbook of Research Synthesis [35]
Petticrew and Roberts, Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences [36]
Littell et al., Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis [37]
Saini and Shlonsky, Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research [38]
ESRC guidance on narrative synthesis [39]
CRD guidance [40]
Cochrane EPOC guidance [41]
SCIE guidance [42]