Episode 3: Demystifying the Scoping Review

In this episode, Diane Lorenzetti, Methods Hub lead for Knowledge Synthesis, differentiates between systematic and scoping reviews, and describes the processes, challenges, and benefits of conducting a scoping review.

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Release Date: November 26, 2015
Duration : 19:27

Diane 4 (002)Diane Lorenzetti, MLS, PhD(c)

Diane Lorenzetti is a Research Librarian with the Institute of Health Economics (Edmonton) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Community Health Sciences.

Her expertise lies in the practice and teaching of systematic reviews and scoping reviews. Since 2006, she has been a Co-Representative of the University of Calgary Canadian Cochrane Centre Regional Site. Through this role, she provides support and training to researchers undertaking systematic reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration.

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