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The Systematic Review: An Innovative Approach to Reviewing Research

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Standard research literature reviews are the usual means of summing up and interpreting the accumulated findings of research studies in a given research field. Review results generally serve as the best guide for further research. Review results can also provide an up-to-date description of the strengths, weaknesses, and findings in a research field, and, therefore, can be used to inform makers of opinion, policy, and law. [10 PDF pages]