A systematic review is a comprehensive review of primary research on a specific research question in order to compile and analyze all relevant evidence. It reveals validity of data, study methods, and funding sources of research.
First, determine that your research is at the stage to conduct a systematic review before starting the Systematic Review process. You will also need to assemble your team. Consult the PRISMA 2020 checklist for more detailed steps.
General overview of the Steps of a Systematic Review video by Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health
Effectiveness Reviews - A Synthesis of quantitative evidence to analyze the effectiveness of a treatment.
Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review - Evaluates the quality of published studies to provide a summary of test performance
Etiology and Risk Review - An assessment of the relationship between certain factors and the development of a disease or condition or other health outcome.
Costs/Economic Evidence Review - A review of evidence from economic evaluations that addresses a question or questions about the cost-effectiveness of a health intervention.
Prevalence or Incidence Review - Summarizes epidemiological studies to assess the prevalence or incidence of a clinical condition.
Mixed Methods Review - A synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data.
Qualitative Evidence Reviews - A synthesis of qualitative evidence from interviews, observations, focus groups, and field work where studies are conducted in a subject's natural setting in order to inform healthcare decision-making.
Umbrella Review - A systematic review of systematic review. Includes a broad range of reviews conducted for potential interventions to establish pros and cons and potential outcomes of each treatment.
Meta-Synthesis - To formulate a new interpretation of the research field by bringing together qualitative data. It primarily generates theories for programs, implementation, or interventions.
Rapid Reviews - A form of synthesizing evidence in a shorter time period than other Systematic Review types. Typically done in a short time frame and omits stages from the rigorous Systematic Review process.