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We strongly recommend screening records in Covidence systematic review software.
This web based program makes the process very quick and easy, as it can be done anywhere with internet access. Reviewers are blinded to other votes. This is how it looks:
Covidence records statistics of each process in accordance with the PRISMA flow chart so that you don't have to.
When two reviewers disagree on whether to include or exclude a record during screening there needs to be a way to break the tie. Common methods include:
Whichever method you use, it needs to be consistent and described as part of the methodology.
This is how it looks in Covidence:
Clicking on "Resolve conflicts" takes you to this screen: