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Basic Research Strategies for the Social Sciences: Systematic Reviews vs. Literature Reviews

Basic research skills and resources in psychology, sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences. Research skills include: evaluating sources,finding and identifying journal articles, statistical information and websites.

Systematic Reviews - What to Consider

Before you Begin: 

  • Did you know, it takes an average of 18 months to complete a systematic review?
  • Did you know that it's recommended to have at least 3 people on a systematic review team? 
  • Did you know that a systematic review answers a very specific type of research question? Is your question a good fit for a systematic review? 

Contact your librarian, Emily Hart, to learn more about systematic reviews. 

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

Register your Systematic Review

Prospero Registry

"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