Introduction to Systematic Review

What will you learn?

  1. Complete understanding of a systematic review – what it is and why is it important
  2. Significance of a systematic review – what’s in it for you
  3. Techniques, tips and tricks to write a systematic review

Course Description

A thorough and detailed review of existing literature on a particular topic is called a systematic review. Typically, designed to address a specific question, it includes a protocol that defines the study design, objectives, and expected outcomes. Systematic literature review searches, identifies and synthesizes research evidence relevant to the question using methodology. This needs to be explicit and reproducible so it leads to minimum bias. Systematic reviews are extremely important while performing secondary research.

This course will cover the basics of how to approach a systematic review and how such a review is typically structured.


  1. Introduction to Systematic Review
  2. Why write Systematic Reviews?
  3. How to write a Systematic Review: Tips and Tricks

Your Instructor

Gareth Dyke
Gareth Dyke

Gareth Dyke manages the Taylor & Francis journal Historical Biology as Editor-in-Chief. His research has been widely covered in the media and he is often invited to present talks and lead workshops around the world, most recently in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Colombia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

A regular contributor to The Conversation, he has also written numerous news and other popular articles in Scientific American and New Scientist. As a prolific scientific author who has published over 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy (USA), Gareth understands the importance of training for research writing skills. Deeply committed to the cause of researcher education, Gareth has unparalleled experience in academic training.

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