Often, what researchers may think is a systematic review better fits the criteria of a different type of literature review. When determining what type of review to complete, the type of research question, aim of the review, and resources available may help determine the appropriateness of a specific review type. Some common types of literature reviews are listed below:
This is just a small selection of the types of literature reviews out there. These resources provide further information about the many types of literature reviews:
While it may turn out that your research project is not a systematic review, it is important to remember that all types of reviews are important to the field. Most of these review types will still require comprehensive searches, and Rush librarians are still available to assist you.
Kysh, Lynn (2013): Difference between a systematic review and a literature review. Figshare.https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.766364.v1 Retrieved: 18:49, Sep 13, 2017 (GMT)
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