What are you trying to accomplish?

At the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH), we typically conduct systematic reviews to answer important clinical questions, but systematic reviews can be useful in a range of different contexts.

Who you are and what you plan to do with your results will shape the way you prepare your research topic. That’s why it’s useful to take a moment to think through your perspective and your motivations before you jump head first into a systematic review.

On the next page, we’ll talk through some examples.