Reporting standards for literature searches and report inclusion criteria: making research syntheses more transparent and easy to replicate.


A complete description of the literature search, including the criteria used for the inclusion of reports after they have been located, used in a research synthesis or meta-analysis is critical if subsequent researchers are to accurately evaluate and reproduce a synthesis' methods and results. Based on previous guidelines and new suggestions, we present a… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1127


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