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Basic Research in Sociology and other Social Sciences

Basic research skills and resources in sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences including evaluating sources, journal articles, statistical information and websites.

Systematic vs. Literature Reviews

"A systematic review is a review of the literature that is conducted in a methodical manner based on a pre-specified protocol and with the aim of synthesizing the retrieved information often by means of a meta-analysis."

"A literature review is a descriptive and/or analytic summary of the existing material relating to some topic or area of study."

(Sage Research Methods Online)

Systematic Review vs. Literature Review - What's the Difference?

Register for Systematic Reviews

"PROSPERO is an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome." (Website- About)

Conducting a Literature Review