Conceptual and practical classification of research reviews and other evidence synthesis products

2020-03-02 connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication

This paper builds on existing taxonomies and typologies of research reviews to create an inclusive conceptual framework for classifying diverse evidence synthesis methods. Previous typologies are incomplete and there is little consistency among them in descriptions of review and synthesis methods. A more inclusive framework may promote better understanding, wider applications, and more judicious use of synthesis methods.