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Systematic Reviews: Appraisal & Reporting

A guide to finding resources for a systematic review in the health and medical sciences

Appraisal: Useful Tools & Checklists

A number of tools and checklists have been devised for assessing the quality of both quantitative and qualitative studies. Following is a selection of useful resources:

Featured books

PRESS - Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies

PRISMA Reporting


Open access journal article:

Panic, N., Leoncini, E., de Belvis, G., Ricciardi, W., & Boccia, S. (2013). Evaluation of the endorsement of the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement on the quality of published systematic review and meta-analyses. Plos One, 8(12), e83138. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083138

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