According to Colquhoun et al. (2014), a scoping study can be defined as: "a form of knowledge synthesis, which incorporate a range of study designs to comprehensively summarize and synthesize evidence with the aim of informing practice, programs, and policy and providing direction to future research priorities" (p. 1291).
When to Use It: A scoping review might be right for you if you are interested in:
The following resources provide methods and guidance in the field of scoping reviews:
METHODS & GUIDANCE
PRISMA for Scoping Reviews - Contains a 20-item checklist for proper reporting of a scoping review plus 2 optional items.
Check out the supplementary resources page for additional information, including articles, on scoping reviews.
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