What is a Systematic Review?


A Systematic Review is a form of secondary research that facilitates identification of all relevant evidence on a topic, assesses the quality of this evidence and synthesises the findings in an unbiased way. A systematic review is conducted with the same academic rigour as primary research. It is also replicable, which means that another researcher could repeat your review in the future.  

There is a set structure and format to carrying out a systematic review.  

More information can be found in our Systematic Review (Postgraduate Resource) guide, but if you are unsure and need more support please speak to an Academic Librarian and Skills Tutor.


  • Last Updated 07 Mar, 2024
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