Implications of applying methodological shortcuts to expedite systematic reviews: three case studies using systematic reviews from agri-food public health. Pham MT et al. Res Synth Methods. 2016 Jun 10.
This paper looks really interesting/important. I’ve not really got time to read and digest is properly but this image shows why I’m so excited by it:
As you can see it’s taking an initial SR and using 4 shortcuts and seeing how the affects the results. The conclusion:
“The three case studies demonstrated the risk of missing relevant literature and its impact on summary estimates when methodological shortcuts are applied in rapid reviews.“