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Systematic review: Start

Guidence

In this subject guide you will find different information resources useful to you if you are planning to do a systematic review.

Systematic Reviews

A Systematic Reviw is a review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (meta-analysis) may or may not be used to analyse and summarise the results of the included studies.

A systematic review is characterized by:

  • A clearly formulated question
  • Reproducibility: account for screening criteria, information seeking strategies and quality assessment
  • A systematic search of all relevant literature
  • Assessment of all studies that fit your criteria
  • Extraction of data and tabulations from the quality assessed studies
  • Compilation of the results into a meta analysis (for example)
  • Assessment of how well-grounded the results are (evidence gradation)

 


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