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Literature Reviews

What is a Mapping Review?

According to James et al (2016), "systematic mapping does not attempt to answer a specific question as do systematic reviews, but instead collates, describes and catalogues available evidence (e.g. primary, secondary, theoretical, economic) relating to a topic or question of interest."
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other names used for Mapping Reviews: Mapping Evidence Review, Mapping Study, Mapping Review, Mapping Exercise, Systematic Map

James, K.L., Randall, N.P. & Haddaway, N.R. A methodology for systematic mapping in environmental sciences. Environ Evid 5, 7 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13750-016-0059-6

Guidance on Mapping Reviews

Example Mapping Reviews