TITLE: Appropriate & informative but not wordy
ABSTRACT: 150 words
Brief rationale, review method, PICO question
Details of review, findings, conclusion
INTRODUCTION: General theoretical context
No major omissions/ misinterpretations
Literature review of relevant theories & studies- relate to wider course context
Aims of review clearly presented
Theoretical rationale for specific methodology employed inc foregrounding lived experience
Review Question: clearly stated, and explain how it was developed
How did you conduct your review? Process should be fully described & justified.
Procedure: All relevant details given – Specify search strategy and quality appraisal used .Clear & detailed account of review process given.
RESULTS: Began with reminder of review question/s
Clear statement of general findings- based on synthesis of review findings
State how the included studies were identified and selected for inclusion in the review. Include PRISMA
narrative summary of the overall methodological quality of the included studies (inc table in appendix)
Tables of themes and sub-themes – illustrated with quotes & references to transcript (in appendix)
Comprehensive narrative account- describing the included studies- provide context to the results section and sufficient detail
Not just description but interpretation.
DISCUSSION: briefly summarize and then concentrate on the discussion of the results of the synthesis as well as any limitations of the primary studies included
Relate findings to previous theories & methodologies (most of the discussion, do not repeat results)
Non-trivial, critical, evaluation of review, relevance to stakeholders in dementia care settings
Provides a reflexive appraisal of the review, strengths and limitations
Conclusions drawn, future work suggested
REFERENCES: Comprehensive in text citations, direct quotes with page numbers; Every in-text reference in list at end, APA Layout.
OVERALL: Clarity, style & structure of arguments
Written expression (spelling, grammar, paragraph structure, etc.)
Include appendices- search strategy, flow chart, data extraction, narrative (see Intro to Dissertation slides)