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Systematic Review for NURS 7323

This guide covers the basics of conducting a review as assigned in NURS 7323.

Why do a Systematic Review (SR)?

By Laakso M, Welling P, Bukvova H, Nyman L, Björk B-C, et al. - Scientific article in PLOS ONE, CC BY 2.5,

Don't get lost in all the published literature!

What SRs Do

Summarize the results of available studies

  • Works from an explicit, reproducible, and predetermined methodology
  • Answers one, clearly defined, research question
  • Based on a systematic search of the literature
  • Assesses the validity of the included studies
  • All criteria (inclusion, exclusion, etc.) and methods must be transparent
  • Systematic presentation of results
  • Evaluate the quality of the evidence

Recognition and Crediting

Portions of this guide adapted from:

  • Foster, M. (2016). Systematic reviews: The role for librarians [PowerPoint Slides].
  • Schardt, C. (2016). Not all systematic reviews are created equal [PowerPoint Slides].