literature review methodologies
Which review type is best to answer your research question(s)?
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Explores how and why outcomes of an intervention take their form by specifically exploring contexts and mechanisms. Reporting requires explicit description of contexts, mechanisms, and outcomes.
Flexible yet rigorous approach to creating a rich description or overview about a topic. Researcher reflexivity is paramount to understand how their experiences shaped their interpretations in the review.
Systematic approach to capturing information about the current state of knowledge and/or identifying gaps in the literature. While similar to other review types, scoping reviews produce a clear picture of the "lay of the land."