We follow a sensitive approach to searching during systematic reviews to avoid missing relevant results. Since the searches are sensitive, it is expected that the majority of the search results will be irrelevant. After removing the duplicate records, it is time to separate the relevant results from the irrelevant results; it is inevitable to ‘screen’ them. Screening hasContinue reading “Screening the Search Results for Systematic Reviews: An Evolution of Semi-Automation Methods”
Note: There is no advertisement or marketing component in this post. Those who conduct systematic reviews are aware that after the search is done in more than one database, it is natural to have duplicate records; however, these are not the only duplicates that the review team deal with. Duplicates occur in several stages ofContinue reading “Typology of Duplicate Records in Systematic Review Context”
Over the past 18 years, I have had this discussion several times with information specialists, researchers, students, and colleagues. Some seem to be defending a single approach at the beginning of the conversation, but as we go forward, they change their minds. Unsurprisingly, all three approaches of structuring the search strategies are useful at theContinue reading “Structure of Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: Line by Line versus Block by Block versus Single-Line”
How to Write a Literature Review?
Knowledge is power BUT either you are shopping online or you are working on a research project in your university/company, knowledge is not easy to find or cheap to gain. If you have tried to purchase a product and spent hours if not days and months doing ‘research’, you’d know what we mean. Here byContinue reading “Systematic reviews for informed decision making: From shopping to healthcare research”