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Revisiting the need for a literature search narrative: a brief methodological note.

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Summary of "Revisiting the need for a literature search narrative: a brief methodological note."

'In this method note, we question if the primary search strategy in a systematic review should be accompanied by a search narrative. A search narrative could offer a conceptual and contextual report on the search strategy, which we suggest might benefit the peer review of literature searches and increase engagement with, and discussion of, the literature search strategy from review stakeholders, topic experts and lay users of research. Search narratives would also increase the transparency of decision-making in literature searching.'

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Name: Research synthesis methods
ISSN: 1759-2887
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