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KIN 4400: Independent Research Study in Kinesiology

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What is a Systematic Review?

A systematic review is a literature review with distinguishing features that set it apart from other review papers:

  • Clearly stated research question, usually framed using PICO
  • Explicitly stated search strategy including search terms and databases used in the search
  • Clearly defined inclusion and exclusion criteria for selecting the studies under review
  • Synthesis of all the available evidence on a topic

Finding Systematic Reviews

Guidelines for Conducting Systematic Reviews

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