The importance for business
The role of systematic reviews in organisationsAs well as informing decision making within organisations, systematic reviews can:
- Allow an organisation to further develop the existing knowledge, by identifying gaps in research
- Enhance confidence in whether or not something works in an organisation before any money is invested
- Enhance understanding of potential problems that organisations may face
- Be useful for consulting the evidence when faced with difficult business or organisational decisions
Your taskCan you think of other reasons, perhaps from your studies or from your real-life experience, as to why a systematic review may be important for organisations?Share and discuss your thoughts in the comments.
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Systematic Literature Review: An Introduction
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