Sometimes when undertaking a literature review, you may be required to take a systematic approach. This approach may require you to use elements of a 'systematic review', demonstrating that you have approached your review logically and with a set out plan. Some parts of this guide, therefore, may be useful, but others may not be required.
A systematic literature search is often less rigorous in comparison to a full systematic review and less time intensive - usually completed within a couple of months. The scope is also usually much narrower and less evidence exhaustive than a systematic review where you would be expected to find all published and unpublished material.
It is important to recognise the difference between a systematic review and a systematic literature review. The terms can often be used interchangeably. It is advisable to speak to the tutor that set the task if you are uncertain the level of detail you may require.
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