A systematic review is a form of literature review that is "designed to locate, appraise, and synthesize the best available evidence relating to a specific research question in order to provide informative and evidence-based answers" (Boland et al., 2017, p. 2).
The information included in a systematic review can be combined with professional judgment to establish areas of future research or to implement new interventions, practices, or policies. Systematic reviews will always include the following:
SOURCE: Boland, A., Cherry, G., & Dickson, R. (Eds.). (2017). Doing a systematic review: A student's guide. SAGE Publications.
Organization and preparation are key to the completion of a systematic review. Before you begin, consider the steps in the process. If you're planning to submit your systematic review on a deadline, work backward from the deadline to establish your timeline. The following pages on this guide will provide more detail on each of these steps.
This guide was adapted from Systematic Reviews by University of Texas Libraries (https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/systematicreviews) which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.