Once you know the common missteps and pitfalls that happen in conducting evidence syntheses, it's easier to avoid them. Scroll on to learn some of the most common missteps and pitfalls you'll want to avoid.
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Librarians, Information Scientists, Policy Makers, Public Health Scientists, and others who spend their time reading and reviewing systematic reviews can spot the language that indicates that this is a "bad" systematic review - one that is not trustworthy or reliable. Here's what we often find:
Permission granted to use from author. Original found at SRLibrarianProblems [@SRLibProblems]. (2022, Jan 28). Happy Friday #medlibs #canmedlibs #SRlibs. All of these examples have been coming through my twitter feed - I couldn't help myself 🙃 #SNARC-SIG @carrieprice78 [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/SRLibProblems/status/1487157281091325953.
The competition to get published is fierce. There's more people attempting to publish, and the quality of the work, particularly systematic reviews, is being held to higher standards. By learning more about what you ought not to do, you'll be that much closer to creating a quality evidence synthesis.
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