Anyone who’s conducted a systematic review will know that this involves a lot more than “simply” summarising and evaluating a range of literature on a topic. The whole process can be very prescribed, structured and somewhat daunting! So, to help add some clarity to the process, the Library has written a new Systematic Reviews Guide which covers the following steps:
- Formulating a question
- Writing a protocol
- Searching the literature
- Managing references
- Selecting studies
- Assessing evidence
- Subject coverage: generally, the topics of systematic reviews relate to health or medicine, but they are becoming more common in other areas such as psychology and social policy.
- Cochrane Interactive Learning tutorial: at various stages in the guide, you can get further in-depth advice by signing-up to the Cochrane tutorial (provided through a library subscription). If you choose to complete one or more of its assessments, you can download a certificate for each one that you pass.
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