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Psychology: Systematic Reviews and Literature Reviews

Tools for Conducting Research

Guidelines for Systematic Reviews

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

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. 

Types of Reviews

Comparison of Review Types from Cornell University Libraries

"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?


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Emily Hart
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