Sensitivity versus precision
"Searches for systematic reviews aim to be as extensive as possible in order to ensure that as many of the relevant studies as possible are included in the review. It is, however, necessary to strike a balance between striving for comprehensiveness and maintaining relevance when developing a search strategy."
Cochrane handbook Chapter 4 Searching for and selecting studies, 4.43 Sensitivity versus precision.
To increase sensitivity in your search:
A series of video tutorials by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University, on how to systematically search the health sciences literature. The videos will mainly focus on systematic searches required by a "systematic review". The goal of these tutorials is to ensure that your search is comprehensive, methodical, transparent and reproducible, so that your conclusions are as unbiased and closer to the the truth as possible.
Click on links to individual videos below or to view the list of (11) videos go to Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Kable, A. K., Pich, J., & Maslin-Prothero, S. E. (2012). A structured approach to documenting a search strategy for publication: a 12 step guideline for authors. Nurse Education Today, 32(8), 878–878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.02.022
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