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Systematic Reviews

Specialised advice for planning, researching and writing Systematic Reviews.

Screen and select

There are two stages to screening and selecting results to be included in the review.

  1. Initial screening stage
    Many results can be excluded in the first screening stage, which involves scanning the title and abstract of articles for relevance to the topic.
     
  2. Second screening stage
    This involves looking more closely at those articles that passed the first screening stage. At this stage select or exclude articles based on the inclusion or exclusion criteria determined in the planning stages. At this stage provide reasons why documents are excluded.

Tools for screening articles

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