A Practical Guide to Performing a Systematic Review Using Citavi Reference Management Software to Establish Research Gaps and Research Agenda


This case study shows a systematic review process undertaken by the authors to establish research gaps in the area of their interest. To facilitate online collaboration and idea organization, Citavi reference management software was used. The current case study describes the entire process from article search to result analysis and explains how Citavi was used in practical terms to compound, analyze, and share information. Young researchers new to Citavi will benefit from references to specific instructions and Citavi functions as well as corresponding screenshots of the project. Finally, readers will see how findings of a systematic review facilitated identification of research gaps and refer to published articles based on these gaps. Undergraduate students, especially those undertaking their first important research project, may benefit from applying a similar approach when reviewing literature for their own project on a topic in any discipline.

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