Module 3: Organizing, Managing and Screening Sources
After you have conducted your search, you will be confronted with the dilemma of what to do with your results. It is not unheard of for searches to produce hundreds if not thousands of results to shift through. Your next steps will be to download your results, save them somewhere you can manage them and finally them to pick the ones you will be keeping in your review.
At this point you should work out a plan for how you will organize your results. Staying organized and managing your results will require a new set of organizational skills, plus these skills will help protect you from accidental or .
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Export your search results.
- Develop a plan to pick a citation management or systematic review tool.
- Screen your search results and pick relevant sources for your review.
- Recognize how to avoid plagiarism and demonstrate the rules of your chosen citation style.
Screening is the process of identifying suitable studies from your literature search to be “full‐text” screened and eventually included in the review.
Plagiarism is the act of representing another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as your own.
Bias is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing. Example: when a systematic review does not identify all available data on a topic.