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Systematic Review Overview

What is a Systematic Review?

A Systematic Review is a comprehensive collection and appraisal of all evidence on a well-defined topic using standardized methods and tools to synthesize and transparently report conclusions.

  • Answer a narrowly-defined question
  • Comrehensive collection and appraisal of all evidence, including grey literature
  • Documented, transparent and reproducible methods

Evidence Pyramid

Pyramid hierarchy of evidence from bottom up: background information/expert opinion; case studies; cohort studies; randomized controlled trials; critically-appraised individual articles [article synopses]; critically-appraised topics [evidence syntheses]; systematic reviews

Your Systematic Review & Evidence Synthesis Coordinator

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Anna Liss Jacobsen
216 King Library
151 S. Campus Ave, Oxford, OH 45056