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Finding Grey Literature

Finding Grey Literature

Evaluating Grey Literaure

In all subjects, looking for unpublished material is a way of counteracting publication bias, however, grey literature has not been through any sort of peer review process.  Therefore it is particularly important that you evaluate material very carefully to decide whether to use it.

The AACODS checklist prepared at Flinders University is designed to enable evaluation and critical appraisal of grey literature:

A Authority

A Accuracy

C Coverage

O Objectivity

D Date

S Significance.


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