"Systematic Reviews, Step by Step" is a series offered in AJN, American Journal of Nursing. It comes from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine and allied health.
The initial March, 2014, article provided an overview. "A systematic review does not seek to create new knowledge but rather to synthesize and summarize existing knowledge, and therefore relevant research must already exist on the topic."
Articles in the series:
1st The Systematic Review: An Overview
2nd Developing the Review Question and Inclusion Criteria (PICO)
3rd Constructing a Search Strategy and Searching for Evidence: a Guide to the Literature Search for a Systematic Review
4th Study Selection and Critical Appraisal
5th Data Extraction and Synthesis
6th (final) Presenting and Interpreting Findings
Series authors include Edoardo Aromataris, director of synthesis science at the Joanna Briggs Institute in the School of Translational Health Science, University of Adelaide, South Australia; and Alan Pearson, former executive director and founder of the Joanna Briggs Institute.
Originally published 2-27-2014, updated 10-27-2016mp