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Specifying the inclusion and exclusion criteria for systematic literature review

Starting your inclusion and exclusion criteria before you conduct the review is important. This section is  Where you describe the criteria that you will be using to include any research studies in your review. Torgerson (2003) suggests that a high quality systematic review should have inclusion and exclusion Criteria that are ‘rigorously and transparently reported a priori (before you start the review) ‘(Torgerson 2003:26). You may well ask ‘ Why is it necessary’? The reason is so that your search can target the Papers that will answer your questions and exclude any irrelevant ones. The criteria need to be explicit And applied stringently. The criteria you will need to describe the types of research studies you will be Including , the participants, the interventions, comparative groups and outcome measures. PICO now Becomes PICOT. For qualitative systematic reviews use PEO( which will now become PEOT). read...

How to Effectively Search Relevant Literature with Keywords

When it comes to carrying out research for a literature review, PhD scholars are hit by a mind-boggling question – which keywords should be inserted in the search bar? You should be capable of scooping out all relevant published research papers while writing a literature review, but that becomes feasible only with the correct choice of keywords. Here are the tips that can help you with conducting top-notch research. read...

How to Write Masters Dissertation Literature Review?

Probably, masters are the first step where a student gets through the process of writing a dissertation. Hence, it’s important for him to understand the significance of the most important section of a dissertation. Although all the chapters of a dissertation are important however literature review holds the most specific position in the master’s dissertation. A well managed and written literature review sense about the purpose of the dissertation and guides you decide how to proceed in your writing in order to remove the flaws and gaps of the matter. So, let’s extricate the ways to write a consequential and conceptual dissertation literature review – read...