Margaret Foster of Texas A&M University has provided the following general outline for working on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Her webinar series on this is very helpful.
Plan: Developing your topic, framing the question, selecting a standard and output Identify: Developing your search, documenting Evaluate: Screening tools Collect: Coding and synthesis Explain & Summarize: Reporting and dissemination
The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) website "is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses." The PRISMA flow diagram is a standard feature in systematic reviews, and the PRISMA Checklist can be helpul in understanding what to include in your write-up of the review..