Using scoping literature reviews as a means of understanding and interpreting existing literature

Phillip D. Rumrill, Shawn M. Fitzgerald, William R. Merchant

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Abstract

Objective: This article compares and contrasts scoping literature reviews with other established methods for understanding and interpreting extant research literature. Methods: Descriptions of the key principles and applications of scoping reviews are illustrated with examples from contemporary publications. Conclusions: Scoping reviews are presented as an efficient way of identifying themes and trends in high-volume areas of scientific inquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalWork
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Literature mapping
  • Meta-analysis
  • Narrative literature review
  • Scientific inquiry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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