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Education Research

A guide to starting points in education research at Queen's University, Kingston.

Getting Started

View this recording for a succinct and helpful introduction to the purpose and use of Covidence.

To join the Queen's institutional account, you will first need to create a personal Covidence account, using your Queen's email address.

If you are a Queen's member, once you have your personal Covidence account, go to to request an invitation to the Queen's University account.  Enter your information using a Queen's email account and click Request Invitation.

Open the email invitation and select Accept Invitation.

If you are not a Queen's member you will need to be invited to a specific review to have access to just that review, and not the entire Queen's account. You will still need to have a personal Covidence account so that when sent an invitation to a review, you can sign in to Covidence to accept that invitation.

PRISMA:  Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols

Moher, D., Shamseer, L., Clarke, M., Gherse, D., Liberati, A., Petticrew, M. Shekelle, P., Stewart, L. A., & PRISMA-P Group. (2015). Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement. Systematic Reviews, 4.1.

PRISMA Checklist. (2009). "PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions." -- PRISMA web site

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Campbell Collaboration

The Campbell Collaboration is an international social science research network that produces high quality, open and policy-relevant evidence syntheses, plain language summaries and policy briefs. (

Campbell Systematic Reviews (Open Access journal)