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Table 6 Distribution of methodology used during full text screening by initial citation set size category (n = 186)a

From: Evaluating the relationship between citation set size, team size and screening methods used in systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study

Citation set size category N Full text screening approach (Other) Single reviewer Two (or more) reviewers, independence stated Two (or more) reviewers, not independent or not stated
N = 3 N = 14 N = 147 N = 22
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
 < 1000 29 0 (0.0) 1 (3.4) 23 (79.3) 5 (17.2)
1000–2500 40 1 (2.5) 3 (7.5) 33 (82.5) 3 (7.5)
2500–5000 42 0 (0.0) 2 (4.8) 36 (85.7) 4 (9.5)
5000–10,000 35 1 (2.9) 5 (14.3) 27 (77.1) 2 (5.7)
 > 10,000 40 1 (2.5) 3 (7.5) 28 (70.0) 8 (20.0)
N 1860 3 14 147 22
  1. aThis table is limited to the included studies that reported their screening approach thus the total number of SRs included is 186