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Stage 3: Screening: Step 3: How to Report Screening Process

Reporting your Selection Process

After screening, it is recommended to report the results of the process using a flow diagram.

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses) is a commonly used flow-diagram to illustrate the screening process (Literati et al., 2009). Although it is typically the standard reporting tool for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, it may also be used for other types of reviews.

PRISMA Flow Diagram (simplified example)

Examples and templates of PRISMA flow diagrams can be found here. PRISMA also has a procedural checklist pertaining to systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

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