There are several ways in how the search for information/articles/studies differs between a knowledge synthesis methodology and a regular/usual/typical review of the literature.
Knowledge syntheses are designed to minimize bias and be an objective methodology. Bias can include publication bias, negative results bias, selection bias, etc.
Bias is minimized by:
The search strategies should be transparent and reproducible. It should not be a mystery as to how the articles/studies were found. The search stratgey section in the Methods section of the resulting published article should have enough detail so another can reproduce=uce the searches. Details such as:
|Expiration date||Search strategies expire after 9 months. Search strategies are required to be updated.|