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Systematic Reviews: Types of Review commonly used in Research.

A Synthesis and Evaluation of existing evidence

Introduction

Reviews play a critical role in the research process by synthesizing and evaluating existing evidence to advance knowledge, inform decision-making, and guide future research directions. There are various types of reviews, namely: Literature Review, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, Scoping Review, Umbrella Review, each with its own unique methodologies, objectives, and applications. Understanding the differences between these types of reviews is essential for researchers, students, and practitioners seeking to conduct high-quality reviews in their respective fields.

These different types of reviews serve distinct purposes and have unique methodologies, but they all contribute to the synthesis and evaluation of existing evidence in various fields of research.