Example Of Systematic Review

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Method
Protocol
In order to find a protocol to systematically search and identify studies researching the effectiveness of training programmes in ethics and its influence on ethical leadership and ethical behaviour, previous systematic reviews on these topics were searched. However, no review protocols were found.
Consequently, to ensure transparency with this systematic review, an evidence-based checklist was used to guide this review’s methodology. Specifically, this review followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) statement, designed by PROSPERO in order to organise this research report (Moher et al., 2015). PROSPERO is an international prospective register of systematic
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Specifically, some items exceeded the scope of this review or were not applicable such as funding sources, and were consequently removed. Namely, items 2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5a, 5b, 5c, 11c, 12, 13, 14, 15a, 15b, 15c, 16 and 17 were omitted from the review. Subsequently, this adapted version of the PRISMA-P 17-item checklist is presented in appendix table 1B. Lastly, it needs to be noted that this adapted version of the PRISMA-P checklist is not quality assessment tool and was only used as a mere guide for the researcher.
Eligibility criteria
Types of studies. The review considered literature focusing on the development of ethical leadership in organisations (private and non-private) using interventions incorporating ethics training. According to Kelly, Sadeghieh and Adeli (2014), peer reviewed literature can ensure credibility to findings, because it allows scholarly work to be critically examined by other researchers in the same field. As a result, full-text, empirical peer-reviewed journal articles and dissertations were considered for inclusion in this review. Studies for inclusion reported the development of ethical leaders where training programmes formed part of the intervention. Types of participants. Studies considering participants that were actively working within a private or non-private organisation. Studies involving students within higher education institutions such as
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