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Systematic review has generally been accepted as an effective, more complete, repeatable, and less biased type literature review that can successfully lead to evidence-based conclusions. This study attempts to develop a framework for systematic review with guidelines on how to conduct an effective systematic review for agricultural research. Systematic reviews require more time and effort but they can be used to conduct a comprehensive literature review, identifying potentially eligible articles on primary agricultural research and answering certain focused questions. A systematic review is also conducted as an example to examine whether systematic reviews are used in agricultural sciences. It was found that in the last two decades about a third (N = 29 out of 89 or 32.5%) of the eligible studies, classified as reviews related to agricultural research, are available as free full-text from publisher, while only eighteen of them were finally eligible to be included in this systematic review.
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Name: The Science of the total environment
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The journal Social Science & Medicine recently adopted the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA; Moher et al., 2009) as guidelines for authors to use when dissemi...
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An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
Published materials which provide an examination of recent or current literature. Review articles can cover a wide range of subject matter at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness based on analyses of literature that may include research findings. The review may reflect the state of the art. It also includes reviews as a literary form.
Works consisting of studies using a quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions which may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, plan new studies, etc. It is often an overview of clinical trials. It is usually called a meta-analysis by the author or sponsoring body and should be differentiated from reviews of literature.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
The routing of water to open or closed areas where it is used for agricultural purposes.