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ENVS 7997: Step 5 & 6: Explaining and Summarizing

Present Results and Access Quality of Evidence

Present results and assess the quality of evidence. Clearly present your findings, including detailed methodology (such as search strategies used, selection criteria, etc.) such that your review can be easily updated in the future with new research findings. Perform a meta-analysis if the studies allow. Provide recommendations for practice and policy-making if sufficient, high-quality evidence exists, or future directions for research to fill existing gaps in knowledge or to strengthen the body of evidence

What is IN a Systematic Review

Title, Abstract, Plain Language Summary, Background, Objectives, Methods including selection criteria (types of studies, participants, interventions, outcomes), -search strategies, - data collection and analysis, -quality, risk of bias. Results including -Description of studies, -risk of bias, -effects of interventions. Discussions including, -summary of main results, - quality of evidence, and -potential biases in the review. Author's conclusions including implications for practice and for research. Figures and Tables

This diagram illustrates what is actually in a published systematic review and gives examples from the relevant parts of a systematic review housed online in The Cochrane Library. It will help you to read or navigate a systematic review.

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