Use the Systematic Reviews guide to identify methods and resources for conducting systematic reviews within various fields and disciplines.
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A systematic review “attempts to collate all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research
question. It uses explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view to minimizing bias, thus providing more reliable findings from which
conclusions can be drawn and decisions made.”
Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March
2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org., Section 1.2.2
A Systematic Review is: