What is evidence synthesis?
Evidence synthesis is "the contextualization and integration of research findings of individual research studies within the larger body of knowledge on the topic. A synthesis must be reproducible and transparent in its methods, using quantitative and/or qualitative methods" (CIHR). Systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and rapid reviews are all forms of evidence synthesis.
What review is right for you?
The Right Review tool might help guide your choice of an evidence synthesis method.
You can get a sense of the wide array of review types on our Literature Reviews for Graduate Students guide.