Before beginning work on a review, it is important to have a clear and detailed idea of the question to be answered. This presentation explains the importance of a well-defined review question, and gives guidance on scoping, eligibility criteria and using PICO to frame your question.
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- Describe the importance of a clear and well-defined review question
- Summarise the components of a review question included in a protocol
- Apply PICO as a tool to scope and and develop review questions
Defining a review question - slidecast
Approved by the Cochrane Methods Board on 18 October 2010.
Compiled by Miranda Cumpston, based on materials by the Australasian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Cochrane Centre.