A systematic review is a comprehensive literature search that tries to answer a focused research question using existing research as evidence.
Elements of a Systemic Review:
Although systematic reviews may be the best known review type, there are a variety of different types of literature reviews that vary in terms of scope, comprehensiveness, time constraints, and types of studies included.
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