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Using citation tracking for systematic literature searching - study protocol for a scoping review of methodological studies and an expert survey [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]

Hirt, Julian and Nordhausen, Thomas and Appenzeller-Herzog, Christian and Ewald, Hannah. (2020) Using citation tracking for systematic literature searching - study protocol for a scoping review of methodological studies and an expert survey [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. F1000Research, 9. p. 1386.

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Abstract

Up-to-date guidance on comprehensive study identification for systematic reviews is crucial. According to current recommendations, systematic searching should combine electronic database searching with supplementary search methods. One such supplementary search method is citation tracking. It aims at collecting directly and/or indirectly cited and citing references from "seed references”. Tailored and evidence-guided recommendations concerning the use of citation tracking are strongly needed. We intend to develop recommendations for the use of citation tracking in health-related systematic literature searching. Our study will be guided by the following research questions: What are the benefits of citation tracking for health-related systematic literature searching? Which perspectives and experiences do experts in the field of literature retrieval methods have with regard to citation tracking in health-related systematic literature searching? Our study will have two parts: a scoping review and an expert survey. The scoping review aims at identifying methodological studies on benefits or problems of citation tracking in health-related systematic literature searching with no restrictions on study design, language, and publication date. We will perform database searching in MEDLINE, The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science Core Collection, two information science databases, and free web searching. Two reviewers will independently assess full texts of selected abstracts. We will conduct direct backward and forward citation tracking on included articles. The results of the scoping review will inform our expert survey through which we aim to learn about experts΄ perspectives and experiences. We will narratively synthesize the results and derive recommendations for performing health-related systematic reviews.
Faculties and Departments:10 Zentrale universitäre Einrichtungen > Universitätsbibliothek
UniBasel Contributors:Ewald, Hannah and Appenzeller-Herzog, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:F1000 Research Ltd.
e-ISSN:2046-1402
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:19 May 2021 09:42
Deposited On:19 May 2021 09:42

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