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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
  • Comprehensive 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 Evidence Synthesis Coordinator

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Ginny Boehme

My appointment scheduler is open for you to meet with me virtually. The default platform I use is Zoom, but if you prefer Google Meet or WebEx, that's not a problem at all.

My fall 2023 semester office hours (held in 334 Pearson):
Mondays, 11am - 1pm

No office hours:
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13

202 King Library

Your Evidence Synthesis Coordinator

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Megan Jaskowiak
Office Hours: Tuesdays, noon-2 in the Pscychology Building 2nd floor. Otherwise schedule an appointment (either in person or by Zoom)
216A King Library