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Writing the Literature Review / Intro Section of a Research Report

"A reporting guideline is a simple, structured tool for health researchers to use while writing manuscripts. A reporting guideline provides a minimum list of information needed to ensure a manuscript can be, for example:

  • Understood by a reader,
  • Replicated by a researcher,
  • Used by a doctor to make a clinical decision, and
  • Included in a systematic review."

"Whether presented as structured text or a checklist, a reporting guideline:

  • presents a clear list of reporting items that should appear in a paper and
  • explains how the list was developed."

Equator Network. "What is a Reporting Guideline?" Accessed from

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