Reference-based search strategies in systematic reviews

  title={Reference-based search strategies in systematic reviews},
  author={Mats Skoglund and Per Runeson},
In systematic reviews, the number of articles found by search strings tend to be very large. In order to limit the number of articles to handle manually, we investigate a search strategy based on references between papers. We first identify a “take-off paper” which is the starting point for the search and then we follow the references from that paper. We also investigate “cardinal papers”, i.e. papers that are referenced by many authors, and let the references to those papers guide the… CONTINUE READING
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