Welcome to the LibGuide on Learning about Systematic Reviews, an increasingly popular method of synthesizing literature on a particular topic.
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Systematic reviews aim to locate and synthesize research on a particular topic/ research question by using organized, transparent and replicable procedures throughout the process. Systematic reviews are a thorough analysis of all of the available research and literature available on a topic. They also work to critically evaluate the evidence that is identified to address the topic.
For further details about systematic reviews here are some helpful videos.
Systematic review videos- Yale University
Grant, M.J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26, 91–108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x.
Littell, J.H., Corcoran, J., & Pillai, V. (2008). Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.001.0001/acprof-9780195326543.
Systematic reviews are an important part of evidence-based practice. The 6S pyramid shows the different levels of medical evidence, with the top being the strongest level of medical evidence. Syntheses are in the middle and can be a strong source of medical evidence.
This LibGuide was created by Ally Patton, an intern for the Archer Library in May 2020.