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Introduction to Systematic Reviews

"Systematic review describes a specific methodology for conducting reviews of literature. This methodology prescribes explicit, reproducible, and transparent processes for collating the best available evidence in answer to specific questions. In particular, it requires the use of robust techniques for searching for and identifying primary studies, appraising the quality of these studies, selecting the studies to be included in the review, extracting the data from the studies, and synthesizing the findings narratively and/or through pooling suitable quantitative data in META-ANALYSIS" (Lewis-Beck, Bryman & Liao, 2004). READ MORE

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

More Resources

Why Systematic Reviews Matter - Elsevier

Easy guide to conducting a systematic review - Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

What is a systematic review? - Bandolier

PRISMA - PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions.

Doing a Systematic Review - SAGE

Useful books in the library

Systematic Review 1: Value and types of systematic reviews

Systematic Review 2: Accessing systematic reviews

Systematic review 3: Approach to reading systematic reviews

Information Management

Mendeley is a bibliographic Reference Management tool that assists you in organizing your references in a single place. References can be managed through folders, and groups, and allows you to access these at any time. See our Library Guide for more details. 


Helping systematic review authors quickly, easily and enjoyably create reviews, collaborate, maintain over time and get suggestions for article inclusion.