Systematic review toolbox: a catalogue of tools to support systematic reviews

@article{Marshall2015SystematicRT,
  title={Systematic review toolbox: a catalogue of tools to support systematic reviews},
  author={C Marshall and Pearl Brereton},
  journal={Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering},
  year={2015}
}
  • C. Marshall, P. Brereton
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering
Systematic review is a widely used research method in software engineering, and in other disciplines, for identifying and analysing empirical evidence. The method is data intensive and time consuming, and hence is usually supported by a wide range of software-based tools. However, systematic reviewers have found that finding and selecting tools can be quite challenging. In this paper, we present the Systematic Review Toolbox; a web-based catalogue of tools, to help reviewers find appropriate… Expand
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