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Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Reviews

This guide will help you get started with your next evidence synthesis review

Tools for Evidence Synthesis

On this page you will find tools for the different steps of the evidence synthesis process

If you are looking for even more tools check out:

Evidence Synthesis Standards

Checklists, diagrams, reporting guidelines and registration resources to help you plan your evidence synthesis review.

Literature Searching Tools

Text mining tools to assist in creating a reproducible search.

Screening Tools

Tools used to screen citations generated from searches. These tools will allow for decisions based on inclusion, exclusion, and maybe.

Data Extraction Tools

Tools for the process of extracting the relevant information from the studies you have assessed for eligibility in your review.

Meta-Analysis Tools

Tools to perform a meta-analysis and a link to the Biostatistics Consulting Center at Temple University.

Critical Appraisal Checklists

Checklists used in the process of critically appraising evidence and articles.

Grading the Strength of Evidence Tools

Handbook for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations using the GRADE approach.

Risk of Bias Tools

Risk of bias tool for randomized trials.