To learn more about the different types of reviews, please consult the article:
Grant MJ, Booth A. A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Info Libr J. 2009;26(2):91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
Sutton A, Clowes M, Preston L, Booth A. Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Info Libr J. 2019;36(3):202-222. doi:10.1111/hir.12276
What Review is Right for You? - quick 5-question decision support tool designed to provide guidance on choosing the best type of knowledge synthesis to conduct in order to ensure that research goals are met.
A literature review may be part of an introduction or a stand-alone paper. There is not a set number of references that is deemed "enough" for reviews, so authors will need to determine the breadth and depth of the literature to include. Consider:
Make sure that the inclusion and exclusion criteria are clear.
Sewell, JL, Maggio LA, Artino AR. Planning the Literature Review. In Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication: Association of American Medical Colleges; 2016: 17.
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|Defining a Topic||Data Collection|
|Reviewing the Literature||Data Analysis and Interpretation|
|Developing a Researchable Question||Writing Up|