"True to their name, scoping reviews are an ideal tool to determine the scope or coverage of a body of literature on a given topic and give clear indication of the volume of literature and studies available as well as an overview (broad or detailed) of its focus." (Munn et al., 2018)
For a given topic, a scoping reviews might:
|Scoping Review||Systematic Review|
|Description||"Preliminary assessment of potential size and scope of available research literature. Aims to identify nature and extent of research evidence (usually including ongoing research)" (Grant and Booth, 2009)||
Some helpful tools for determining the difference between systematic and scoping reviews:
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