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Research Guides

Systematic Literature Reviews

This guide provides tips and strategies for conducting a systematic literature review.

"PIECES" of a Systematic Review

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