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Knowledge Synthesis Guide

Synthesizing knowledge assures that research is transparent and reproducible, qualities that are necessary to assess bias and reduce duplicative research.

Literature Search Reporting: Using PRISMA-S to Improve Transparency & Reproducibility

Can your readers reproduce your literature search? The literature search is the core methodology for a systematic review. Transparency and reproducibility are necessary to assess bias and reduce duplicative research. However, estimates of search “reproducibility” of a search range from .004% to 14% of published systematic reviews. PRISMA-S, which builds on the PRISMA reporting guideline, was created to help librarians, information specialists, and systematic reviewers transparently report searches.

Familiarity with health science databases and Systematic Reviews as a publication type

Literature Search Reporting: Using PRISMA-S to Improve Transparency & Reproducibility

Workshop Pre-Assessment

Parts of a systematic review include preliminary steps, data collection, managing data, selecting studies and reporting. In this workshop, you will learn about the standards which govern literature search reporting. Please complete this pre-assessment. Thank you.

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