Step 1: Performing scoping searches, identifying the review question and writing your protocol
Step 2: Literature Searching
Step 3: Screening titles and abstracts
Step 4: Obtaining papers
Step 5: Selecting full-text papers
Step 6: Quality assessment
Step 7: Data extraction
Step 8: Analysis & synthesis
Step 9: Writing up and editing
Dickson, R., Cherry, M.G. & Boland, A. (2017). Carrying out a systematic review as a Master's thesis. In A. Boland, M.G. Cherry R. Dickson (Eds.), Doing a systematic review: A student's guide (pp.1-16). London: SAGE.
Your protocol for your systematic should outline the study methodology including; background, summary of existing literature, research question and aims, Methods with search strategy, screening & selecting, quality assessment, data extraction, data analysis and time frame.
After you write your protocol you should register it with PROSPERO the International prospective register of systematic reviews.Registration on PROSPERO is free of charge. Find more information and register your systematic review at http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/