Literature synthesis is a process of analyzing various material (textual, statistical, graphical, programming, and other) to understand the studied phenomenon by defining the differences, similarities, relationships, and new ideas, which emerge after interpreting published information, statements, arguments.
Analysis of published literature is a process of asking questions about the information, meaning, goal, and implication of published research. Questions based on - what, why, when, where, who - provide an insight for analysis of published literature, evaluation, and interpretation.
Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) - is a “summary of a search and critical appraisal of the literature related to a focused clinical question, which should be kept in an easily accessible place so that it can be used to help make clinical decisions”
Dawes, M. (2005). Critically appraised topics and evidence-based medicine journals. Singapore Medical Journal, 46(9), 442.
Graph by Dr. Tmanova.
Based on the "5S" Pyramid of Evidence Resources from the Indiana University School of Medicine Libraries, the Dartmouth /Yale EBM Page Generator and Haynes RB, ACP J Club 2006;145(3):A8.
Selected key concept on scientific information cycle and management at Information Management guide
! Note: additional resources on the information management and knowledge management are at the designing phase.
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