Evidence-based practice is an expanding field and together with a rapid increase in the availability of primary research, the conduct of reviews has also escalated. Different forms of evidence and different kinds of review objectives and questions call for the development of new approaches that are designed to more effectively and rigorously synthesize the evidence. Dr, Christina Godfrey, Director and Senior Methodologist for QJBC contributed to the newly released guidance from JBI outlining a structured methodology for 'Scoping' Reviews.
Every year the Joanna Briggs Institute publishes a Reviewers’ Manual, which is designed to support individuals who are undertaking systematic reviews following JBI methodologies and methods. This new chapter represents the latest work and methodological development of the Institute that was not ready for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the Reviewers’ Manual that was published in January. As with the Reviewers’ Manual we recommend that this chapter be utilized in conjunction with the JBI SUMARI User Guide.
The material is publicly accessible on the JBI website.