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Systematic Literature Review

Systematic Literature Reviews

In: The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research Edited by: Richard Thorpe & Robin Holt Published:2008



Systematic literature reviews (SLRs) are methods for making sense of large volumes of information. They are used to interpret this information in order to explain ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’ when exploring specific research themes, social policy or practical issues (Petticrew and Roberts, 2006). SLRs are designed to identify existing gaps in a field of research and to make recommendations for closing…

Examples of Systematic Literature Reviews

Harie, Y., Gautam, B. P., & Wasaki, K. (2023). Computer Vision Techniques for Growth Prediction: A Prisma-Based Systematic Literature Review. Applied Sciences, 5335 (25 pp.).

Wolf, A., Miehling, J., & Wartzack, S. (2020). "Challenges in interaction modelling with digital human models – A systematic literature review of interaction modelling approaches." Ergonomics, 63(11), 1442-1458.

R. Sharma, S. S. Kamble, A. Gunasekaran, V. Kumar, and A. Kumar, “A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for       sustainable agriculture supply chain performance,” Computers & Operations Research, vol. 119, p. 104926, Jul. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.cor.2020.104926.

A. Tandon, A. Dhir, A. K. M. N. Islam, and M. Mäntymäki, “Blockchain in healthcare: A systematic literature review, synthesizing framework and future research agenda,” Computers in Industry, vol. 122, p. 103290, Nov. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.compind.2020.103290.

K. S. Muhs, W. Karwowski, and D. Kern, “Temporal variability in human performance: A systematic literature review,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, vol. 64, pp. 31–50, Mar. 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2017.10.002.

M. Sony, J. Antony, S. Park, and M. Mutingi, “Key criticisms of six sigma: a systematic literature review,” IEEE Trans. Eng. Manage., vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 950–962, Aug. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2018.2889517