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Researchers, graduate students, and healthcare professionals at some stage of knowledge inquiry may need to conduct a synthesis review. Whether it is a systematic review, realist review or other review type, embarking upon a synthesis review is no walk in the park - it is a marathon.
Synthesis reviews follow a predetermined, yet flexible, design and are an iterative process. To guide you on your journey, there are seven guides, each of which describes the key stages common to most synthesis reviews. While all stages are included, there is more detailed information on Stages 1 and 2.
Click on the "Stage" to navigate to the guide.
Stage 1 - Getting Started: Choosing what type of synthesis review is right for your research, developing your research question, scoping the literature, and writing and registering a review protocol