Systematic searching involves documenting and reporting the search terms and the search process in a transparent and reproducible manner. Documentation should start at an early stage of the search. In particular, attention must be paid to the accurate documentation and reporting of searches for systematic reviews.
In the methodology section of your study, it is recommended to report:
NOTE: Thesis guidelines may have different reporting requirements, so always check them first and act accordingly.
Refence: Ho LLK, Li WHC, Cheung AT, Xia W. Effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions for smokers with chronic diseases: A systematic review. J Adv Nursing. 2021;77(8):3331–42.
The search process should be documented in a transparent manner so that it is easily reproduced by anyone. Therefore, it is good practice to include the search strategies in the appendices of the report, in full and exactly as they were typed into each database.
Search strategies can be copied from the search histories of databases and saved e.g. in a Word document. Remember to record
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