Q. What are the steps in a systematic review at the University of Pennsylvania?


1. Develop a Research Topic

2. Define Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

3. Search the Literature

4. Select Studies

5. Assess study quality

6. Extract Data

7. Analyze and Present Results

8. Interpret Results

9. Update the Review as Needed

More details about each of the steps can be found on our Systematic Review LibGuide.  The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine report, “Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Review,” is another beneficial resource. 

  • Last Updated May 12, 2023
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  • Answered By Claire Cornelius

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