High jump or decathlon? Working out the appropriate review type for your research project

Dr. Andrew Booth from the University of Sheffield treated us to a very interesting, and at times very humorous, look at the the ever-expanding toolkit of systematic approaches to reviewing the literature. Topics tackled included the definition of a Rapid Review (Dr Booth says, “Rapid Review is not just a ‘‘mini systematic review with corners cut’’ – contextual factors, such as a close and iterative dialogue with end users to ensure fitness-for-purpose, influence the developed rapid product) and the difference between scoping vs mapping reviews.

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The powerpoint slides are available here, complete with numerous selected references for further reading.