Useful commentary about systematic reviews

The journal Systematic Reviews is one of the publications where commentary can be found. While the journal is located in the biomedical field it nevertheless has some useful papers for our purposes.

Gough, D., Thomas, J., & Oliver, S. (2012). Clarifying differences between review designs and methods. Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 28. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-1-28

This paper is concerned with overviews, that is systematic reviews of systematic reviews. As such, it offers insights into the conduct of systematic reviews.

Polanin, J. R., Maynard, B. R., & Dell, N. A. (2017). Overviews in education research: A systematic review and analysis. Review of Educational Research, 87(1), 172-203. doi:10.3102/0034654316631117 Available here.

Adi shared a useful comparison between systematic reviews and literature reviews that appeared in Bettany-Saltikov (2010). The advice in the papers is for health professionals but she maps out the process in some detail:

Bettany-Saltikov, J. (2010). Learning how to undertake a systematic review: part 1. Nursing Standard, 24(50), 47-55. doi:10.7748/ns2010.08.24.50.47.c7939

Bettany-Saltikov, J. (2010). Learning how to undertake a systematic review: part 2. Nursing Standard, 24(51), 47-58. doi:10.7748/ns.24.51.47.s50

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