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Systematic Literature Reviews

What is a Systematic Review

Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews

A Systematic review aims to:

  • Address a specific, focused and relevant research question
  • Search for, locate and collate the results of the search in a systematic way
  • Appraise the quality of existing research in the light of the research question
  • Synthesize the results of the review in an explicit way
  • Identify gaps in existing knowledge
  • Propose future research
  • Present the review in the final report to enable critical appraisal and reproduction by fellow researchers.

(Torgerson 2003: 7-8 )

NUIG Systematic Lit Review, LibGuide 

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