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An introduction to overviews of reviews: planning a relevant research question and objective for an overview

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Background: Overviews of systematic reviews are a relatively new approach to synthesising evidence, and research methods and associated guidance are developing. Within this paper we aim to help readers understand key issues which are essential to consider when taking the first steps in planning an overview. These issues relate to the development of clear, relevant research questions and objectives prior to the development of an overview protocol.

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10.1186/s13643-018-0695-8

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0000-0003-1254-0568
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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RDM; RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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0000-0003-4309-9162
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Systematic Reviews Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
39
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-02-09
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EISSN:
2046-4053
Pubs id:
pubs:828223
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uri:5e979c64-57dd-42fa-a744-24ba987ea199
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uuid:5e979c64-57dd-42fa-a744-24ba987ea199
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pubs:828223
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English
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