A systematic review is commonly characterised by:
A systematic review is considered secondary research because it uses research by others and does not involve a new research project that you are conducting yourself.
Video: Conducting a systematic literature review (3.17 mins). A quick overview and comparison with traditional literature reviews.
The purpose of systematic review is different from that of a traditional literature review.
Traditional (narrative) literature review
A systematic review further
In a traditional literature review, the researcher
See for more details a comparison for both types of review in this PDF:
There are four common types of reviews using systematic methods:
|Systematic review||Rapid review||Scoping review||Integrative review|
For a more detailed comparison, see this PDF:
A common feature of these reviews is the goal of reducing bias in the search and selection of studies.
This bias mainly refers to:
A common strategy for reducing bias:
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