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Which review is that? A guide to review types.

A typology of literature reviews

Systematised Review

First described by Grant and Booth in 2009, a systematised review differs from a systematic review as it does meet the methodological requirements. While some of the elements of a systematic review are included, a systematised review generally only includes one reviewer, may not include extensive searching over multiple databases and may exclude risk of bias assessments.

No methods, standards or guidlelines are available and "typically this type of review is conducted as
postgraduate student assignment
" (Grant & Booth, 2009).


Further Reading/Resources

Booth, A., Sutton, A., & Papaioannou, D. (2021). Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review (3rd Edition). SAGE Publications Catalogue Link



Muzenda, T., Dambisya, P. M., Kamkuemah, M., Gausi, B., Battersby, J., & Oni, T. (2022). Mapping food and physical activity environments in low-and middle-income countries: A systematised review. Health & Place, 75, 102809. Full Text


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