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EDP 6223: Research in Single Case Design (Neely)

This research guide was created to help students in Dr. Neely's EDP 6223 course.

What are the purposes of a systematic literature review?

Systematic Lit reviews do the following:

  •   Summarize the research on a specific topic
  •   Evaluate the research on a specific topic
    •    Identify relations, contradictions, gaps, and inconsistencies
    •    Compare studies in terms of assumptions about the research question, experimental method, data analysis, and any conclusions drawn           
    •    Inform areas of future research
    •    Inform practice

How is a systematic literature review different from “searching the literature”?

"Unlike traditional reviews, the purpose of a systematic review is to provide as complete a list as possible of all the published and unpublished studies relating to a particular subject area."