Process and methods

Appendix B Coding scheme for Reference Manager

Appendix B Coding scheme for Reference Manager

The database files will be formatted to include 4 user-defined fields for each reference type.

User defined field 1 will hold a single code from the following:

Code

Definition

A

The reference has been recommended by the reviewer for inclusion and retrieval of the full‑text article

B

The reference has been rejected by the reviewer as it is very unlikely to be of relevance to the good practice guidance (GPG), but it may provide context and the full‑text article should be retrieved

R

The reference has been rejected by the reviewer as it is very unlikely to be of relevance to the GPG, and the full‑text article should not be retrieved

User-defined field 2 will be reserved for tracking receipt of the full‑text article and should contain either the terms 'ordered' when a request has been made for its full text or 'received' when the full text has been received.

User-defined field 3 will be for the reviewers free‑text entry of comments on the suitability of the article for inclusion or exclusion from the GPG. For excluded articles, this field will contain a free‑text entry explaining the reason for exclusion.

User-defined field 4 will be the final inclusion or exclusion decision field.