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SR Presentation Resources (AZHIN): Research Question-Review Methodology

Are you choosing the right type of review to answer your research question?

Armstrong R, Hall BJ, Doyle J, Waters E. “Scoping the scope” of a cochrane review. J Public Health (Bangkok). 2011;33(1):147-150. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdr015.
Grant MJ, Booth A. A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Heal Inf Libr J. 2009;26(2):91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x.
Munn Z, Peters MDJ, Stern C, Tufanaru C, McArthur A, Aromataris E. Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2018;18(1):1-7. doi:10.1186/s12874-018-0611-x.
SuttoA, Clowes M, Preston L, Booth A. Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Info Libr J. 2019;36(3):202–222. doi:10.1111/hir.12276
 

Narrative Review vs. Systematic Review

Table: Differences between Narrative Reviews and Systematic Reviews from : Cook DJ, Mulrow CD, Haynes RB. Systematic Reviews: Synthesis of Best Evidence for Clinical Decisions. Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(5):376-380. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-5-199703010-00006.