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dc.contributor.authorHaddaway, Neal R.
dc.contributor.authorGrainger, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorGray, Charles T.
dc.description.abstractSystematic searching aims to find all possibly relevant research from multiple sources, the basis for an unbiased and comprehensive evidence base. Along with bibliographic databases, systematic reviewers use a variety of additional methods to minimise procedural bias. Citation chasing exploits connections between research articles to identify relevant records for a review by making use of explicit mentions of one article within another. Citation chasing is a popular supplementary search method because it helps to build on the work of primary research and review authors. It does so by identifying potentially relevant studies that might otherwise not be retrieved by other search methods; for example, because they did not use the review authors' search terms in the specified combinations in their titles, abstracts, or keywords. Here, we briefly provide an overview of citation chasing as a method for systematic reviews. Furthermore, given the challenges and high resource requirements associated with citation chasing, the limited application of citation chasing in otherwise rigorous systematic reviews, and the potential benefit of identifying terminologically disconnected but semantically linked research studies, we have developed and describe a free and open source tool that allows for rapid forward and backward citation chasing. We introduce citationchaser, an R package and Shiny app for conducting forward and backward citation chasing from a starting set of articles. We describe the sources of data, the backend code functionality, and the user interface provided in the Shiny app. bibliographic checking, evidence synthesis tools, information retrieval, pearl growing,software development, systematic review tool, systematic searchingen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectbibliographic checkingen_US
dc.subjectevidence synthesis toolsen_US
dc.subjectinformation retrievalen_US
dc.subjectpearl growingen_US
dc.subjectsoftware developmenten_US
dc.subjectsystematic review toolen_US
dc.subjectsystematic searchingen_US
dc.titleCitationchaser: A tool for transparent and efficient forward and backward citation chasing in systematic searchingen_US
dc.title.alternativeCitationchaser: A tool for transparent and efficient forward and backward citation chasing in systematic searchingen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2022 The Authors.en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Social sciences: 200en_US
dc.source.journalResearch Synthesis Methodsen_US

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