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Table 3 Case study: constructed methodological strings per systematic review

From: Coherence of evidence from systematic reviews as a basis for evidence strength - a case study in support of an epistemological proposition

Beliefs related to: Systematic review Methodological string
Belief 1: Remineralising effect of GIC Mickenautsch and Yengopal, 2010 [20] {T 1 - C 4 - TN 1 - OM 1 }
Belief 2: Caries-preventive effect of GIC Yengopal et al., 2009 [17] {T 2 - C 1 - TN 2 - OM 2 }
  Yengopal and Mickenautsch, 2010 [19] {T 1 - C 1 - TN 2 - OM 2 }
  Mickenautsch et al., 2010 [21] {T 1 - T 2 - TN 1 - OM 2 }
  Mickenautsch et al., 2009 [18] {T 2 - C 3 - TN 1 - OM 2 }
  Yengopal and Mickenautsch, 2011 [23] {T 1 - C 2 - TN 1 - OM 2 }
Belief 3: GIC restoration survival Mickenautsch et al., 2010 [22] {T 2 - C 3 - TN 1 - OM 3 }