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EFHP 860: Critical Perspectives in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion

Scoping Reviews

What is a Scoping Review?

Scoping reviews are exploratory projects that systematically map the literature available on a topic, identifying key concepts, theories, sources of evidence, and gaps in research. (Source: A Guide to Knowledge Synthesis - CIHR.


Source: Peters MDJ, Godfrey C, McInerney P, Munn Z, Tricco AC, Khalil, H. Chapter 11: Scoping Reviews (2020 version). In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis, JBI, 2020. Available from


Additional Sources & Guides

Butler, Kathy. Advanced Research Topics. Systematic Reviews: Different Types of Systematic Reviews. George Mason University Libraries.

The University of South Australia. Scoping Reviews.