Did you know there are multiple types of reviews? Literature/ Narrative Reviews and Systematic Reviews are the most common (see chart below to see their differences), but there is a growing number of other review types in order to help investigators answer their questions. Below is a list of a few of them:
For more information, click here and view Table 1 in this article.
Before you embark on a systematic review or meta-analysis, read The mass production of redundant, misleading, and conflicted systematic reviews and meta-analyses by Stanford professor John Ionnaidis in Milbank Quarterly (2016). In an interview with Retraction Watch he spoke about the epidemic of deeply flawed meta-analyses.
Other articles to consider before embarking on a systematic review: