Reporting guidelines are checklists or other types of tools for reporting health research.
“A reporting guideline provides a minimum list of information needed to ensure a manuscript can be …
- Understood by a reader,
- Replicated by a researcher,
- Used by a doctor to make a clinical decision, and
- Included in a systematic review” (Equator Network, n.d.).
They “are designed to enhance the quality and transparency of health research reporting ” (VonVille, 2020) and ensure that the published manuscript is reporting the outcomes that the research was designed to measure.
Equator Network provides a list of reporting guidelines by study type:
Equator Network. (n.d.). Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research. Retrieved from https://www.equator-network.org/
VonVille, H. (2020, January 9). Expert Searching: Health Research Reporting Guidelines: Part 1 Introduction to Health Research Reporting Guidelines [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mlanet.org/blog/health-research-reporting-guidelines-part-1-introduction-to-health-research-reporting-guidelines