LESSON PLAN FOR SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEWS
This lesson plan has been designed to provide you with a step-by-step guide to conducting a systematic literature review. An individual systematic literature review is one of your assessment topics for PSYP8910.
READ (50 MINUTES) Access the Systematic Review LibGuide and read the following required readings:
WATCH AND HAVE A GO (50 MINUTES) Now see how to conduct your own search by watching the videos below and responding to the questions after each video.
VIDEO 1: Developing search terms (4:17)
VIDEO 2: Preliminary Scoping search (7:19)
VIDEO 3: Finding more terms for the Concept Grid (5:43)
Pull out the table you created after viewing Video 1.
VIDEO 4: MEDLINE (Ovid) Search (12:35)
ENGAGE (50 MINUTES) : Log on to the Zoom session to connect with Jane, Ray and your classmates. Have your questions ready to ask.
PRISMA Guidelines – Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria and Processing Results
Meline, T. (2006). Selecting studies for systemic review: inclusion and exclusion criteria. Contemporary issues in communication science and disorders, 33(Spring), 21-27.
Polanin, J. R., Pigott, T. D., Espelage, D. L., & Grotpeter, J. K. (2019). Best practice guidelines for abstract screening large‐evidence systematic reviews and meta‐analyses. Research Synthesis Methods, 10(3), 330-342
When writing up your systematic review keep in mind the specific guidelines for structuring your review. Systematic review standards are elements that should be reported in any published systematic review. Also there may be other 'Instructions to Authors' provided by the journals or organisations in which you plan to publish.
The PRISMA statement can be followed to ensure reliable coverage of the systematic review methods, results and conclusions. The PRISMA Elaboration and Explanation (E&E) document that accompanies the PRISMA statement provides instructions for each of the items on the checklist.
The following are a selection of the OVID training videos likely to be most useful for you (though some of these are very detailed):
Key characteristics are:
Meta-analysis is a systematic review that uses quantitative methods to synthesise and summarise the results.