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Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

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We highly recommend that you reach out to the library before you start a systematic review or meta-analysis! The librarians from our Systematic Review Service can guide you toward the appropriate methodologies and guidelines for your research question.



What type of review is right for you?

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Review Types

Not all reviews need to be systematic reviews! There are many avenues for evidence synthesis available. The table below will help you find a review type that will work with your question, team, and constraints. 

Reproduced from Grant, M.J. and Booth, A. (2009), A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26: 91-108.

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Not sure which review type is right for you? Schedule a consultation with a member of our systematic review service!