Transparency in the reporting of primary evidence is key to the production of high-quality systematic reviews. Reviewers need enough information to be able to assess what constitutes the 'best' evidence.
The CONSORT Statement was originally published in 1996 to address the issue of reporting transparency in healthcare trials. It is now an established instrument that has been adapted internationally by journal editors and societal bodies.
The CONSORT and Criminal Justice Trials (CJT) project, led by Campbell Crime & Justice Group member Dr. Amanda Perry of the University of York, UK, has devised a coding sheet for the application of the CONSORT statement to a range of crime and justice trials. This represents the first adaptation of the instrument for criminal justice.
You can download the coding sheet below. Contact Amanda Perry for more information about the project.
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