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Systematic Reviews

Steps to the systematic review: step four is collecting and combining data

You will need to collect or extract data from all the studies you identified to form your evidence base.   You then can analyze the evidence base and synthesize any trends you find. 

Confirm synthesis and analysis methods: Will depend on the types of studies Can be qualitative, quantitative or integrative

Determine the data elements that are needed to answer the research question.  Drafting potential evidence tables and figures can help confirm what data should eventually be shown

Develop forms:  Determine how each data element will be extracted/coded.  Categorical coding allows for faster and more consistent extraction.  Open coding allows for more information and nuance but takes longer to extract and analyze

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