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Articles about Review types
Often cited paper about review types and methodologies:
A useful update to the 2009 Grant & Booth paper - covers various review methodologies and groups them into review "families"
- Sutton, A., Clowes, M., Preston, L., & Booth, A. (2019). Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 36 (3), 202-222. https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12276
Systematized Review (versus Systematic Review)
Another type of Review described in the Grant & Booth (2009) paper is the Systematized Review.
A Systematized Review:
- Attempts to include elements of the systematic review process while stopping short of a systematic review
- Typically conducted as postgraduate student assignment
- May or may not include comprehensive searching
- May or may not include quality assessment
- Typically narrative with tabular accompaniment
- Analysis will cover: what is known; uncertainty around findings; limitations of methodology
What type of literature review do you need?
Systematic Review vs Literature Review
The following table highlights some of the differences between systematic and literature reviews. The two can be confused as both are used to provide a summary of the literature or research on a topic.
Kysh, Lynn (2013): Difference between a systematic review and a literature review. [figshare]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.766364
Narrative versus Systematic Review
Types of Review
A useful summary of types of review from the PhD On Track web resource.
Systematic Reviews in Business and Management
In Business and Management Systematic Reviews are less common but other less detailed reviews do take place. These can be called a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) or a Critically Assessed Topic (CAT). See also the Rapid Reviews section above.