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Which review is that? A guide to review types.

A typology of literature reviews

Systematic Search and Review

 

A systematic search and review combines strengths of critical review with a comprehensive search process and typically addresses broad questions to produce ‘best evidence synthesis’’ . This type of review "often incorporates multiple study types rather than focusing on a single preferred study design". A limitation of this method is the lack of explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria and a clearly defined process of synthesis (Grant & Booth, 2009)

 

Further Reading/Resources

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health information & libraries journal, 26(2), 91-108. Full Text
 

Example

Carroll, L., Cassidy, J. D., Peloso, P., Garritty, C., & Giles-Smith, L. (2004). Systematic search and review procedures: results of the WHO collaborating centre task force on mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 36(0), 11-14. Full Text PDF

 

References
Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health information & libraries journal, 26(2), 91-108. Full Text