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Systematic and Scoping Reviews

Systematic Review Process

There are a number of steps to conducting a systematic review. Each of them is described in more detail under the tabs in the menu on the left.

  • Planning for your review
  • Formulating your research question
  • Developing the protocol
  • Searching the literature
  • Screening the studies
  • Critical appraisal (for risk of bias)
  • Extracting the data
  • Synthesizing and reporting

Systematic Review Process Map

This interactive systematic review process map developed by the KT program at St. Michael's Hospital takes you briefly through the steps to conduct a systematic review from the beginning to end.