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Systematic Reviews Track in 2020 Summer Research Programs: Reporting Findings

This guide is intended for use by the students who choose Systematic Reviews (SR) as their 2020 Summer research program. It includes resources and tools that they can use to conduct SRs.

Reporting Findings

"Clear reporting of a systematic review allows readers to evaluate the rigour of the methods applied, and to interpret the findings appropriately. Transparency can facilitate attempts to verify or reproduce the results, and make the review more usable for health care decision makers. ... Review authors should ensure that reporting of objectives, important outcomes, results, caveats and conclusions is consistent across the main text, the abstract, and any other summary versions of the review (e.g. plain language summary)." 

Source: Page MJ, Cumpston M, Chandler J, Lasserson T. Chapter III: Reporting the review. In: Higgins JPT, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston M, Li T, Page MJ, Welch VA (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions version 6.0 (updated August 2019). Cochrane, 2019. Available from www.training.cochrane.org/handbook.

PRISMA Guidelines

"PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions." - http://www.prisma-statement.org/

Follow the PRISMA guidelines to report your systeamtic review the review.

PRISMA

Article on PRISMA for Abstracts 

Rutgers Libraries Books on Writing Systematic Reviews

 

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