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On the experience of conducting a Systematic Review in Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology: Yes, it is worthwhile

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    Rights statement: © Hogrefe Publishing (2011). This article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the Journal of Personnel Psychology. It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation. DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000041

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Personnel Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


Systematic Review methodology (SRm) is an increasingly popular choice for literature reviews in the Social Sciences. While
compared to traditional narrative reviews SRm appears time-consuming and laborious, transparency and replicability of the methodology is
argued to facilitate greater clarity of review. Nevertheless, researchers in Industrial, Work, and Organizational (IWO) Psychology have yet to
embrace this methodology. Drawing on experience from conducting a Systematic Review (SR) of individual workplace performance we explore
the premise: The advantages of SRm to IWO Psychology researchers outweigh the disadvantages. We offer observations, insights, and potential
solutions to challenges faced during the reviewing process, concluding that SRm is worthwhile for IWO Psychology researchers.

    Research areas

  • Systematic Review, literature review, evidence-based research, performance

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