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Systematic Reviews

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This guide contains information on systematic reviews and is broken down into the following categories (tabs):

What is a systematic review?

Systematic reviews are research projects which are more than just an organized collection of articles; they are primary studies which provide synthesized information, built on other studies but providing new insight into a phenomenon, topic, or situation. The most straightforward and useful definition of systematic reviews, applied across all questions and disciplines is that they are reviews of the research literature using systematic and transparent methods (EPPI Centre 2015; Gough, Oliver, and Thomas 2012). These processes are the following: plan, identify, evaluate, collect and combine, explain, and summarize (PIECES) what can be ascertained from existing literature in order to answer a well-defined research question. 

Excerpt from:
Foster, M. J., & Jewell, S. T. (Eds.). (2017). Assembling the pieces of a systematic review : A guide for librarians. ProQuest Ebook Central https://ebookcentral.proquest.com

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