Q. I need to search literature in a systematic way, what does this mean?
Systematic searching involves knowing the inclusion / exclusion criteria for study inclusion, knowing where to look (eg, sources of published and unpublished data), and knowing how to search effectively
Steps to a Systematic Review
- Formulate a question.
- Develop protocol.
- Conduct search.
- Select studies and assess study quality.
- Extract data and analyze/summarize and synthesize relevant studies.
- Interpret results.
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