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ED534 Topical Seminar: Systematic Review of the Literature (Kandel): Welcome

A course guide for ED534: Systematic Review of the Literature Topical Seminar

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Background information on literature reviews:

Systematic reviews of the research literature generally involve selecting:

  • a set of search terms to use
  • relevant databases to search
  • criteria to use when determining which studies to include or exclude
  • a process for analyzing the included studies

The Method sections of these research reviews show examples of approaches to systematic literature reviews:

Elements usually included in an article describing a research study:

Question(s) the researcher is trying to answer

Reasons why it is important to answer the question(s)

Review of the relevant literature to explain what is already understood or has already been studied on this topic

Research method used in this study

Results of this study

Conclusions that can be made based on the results of this study

Any limitations of this study

Recommendations of possible areas for additional research


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