Tools for Evidence Synthesis in R

revtools is an R package to support researchers working on evidence synthesis projects. It provides a free, easy-to-use, open-source environment to conduct your literature review or meta-analysis. You can use it to visualise patterns in bibliographic data, interactively select or exclude individual articles or words, and save the results for later analysis.

You can download revtools from CRAN, view the development version on GitHub, or read about it in this paper:

MJ Westgate (2019) revtools: An R package to support article screening for evidence synthesis. Research Synthesis Methods http://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1374 [PDF]
Simplified example of article visualisation (left) and topic counts (right) as displayed by the 'screen_topics' function in revtools.


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