In a large-scale, comprehensive review, planning ahead data methods and modalities is crucial. Ask yourself these questions (Boland, Cherry, & Dickson, 2017):
Knowing these pieces of information outright before beginning to review studies will greatly aid researchers in staying organized.
The systematic review process is complex and requires a lot of time management and organization. This can be achieved by planning the steps of the review prior to beginning the review itself (Boland, Cherry, & Dickson, 2017).
Before beginning the compilation process, meet with the research team and set a standard of what software will be used to manage references and extract data. We recommend using Covidence, EndNote, or a combination of the two.
While more options exist, Covidence and EndNote are free for Duquesne students, staff, and faculty.