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Synthesizing Qualitative Research

Synthesizing Qualitative Research: Choosing the Right Approach (2011) pp. 83-112 Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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Abstract

When human agency plays an important role in producing outcomes in health service interventions, making sense of the literature base can be challenging. Any review method that is going to make sense of such interventions needs to have some means of taking account of the influence of context on human decision-making. One review method that has been developed specifically for, and rises up to, the challenges of making sense of human agency mediated interventions is realist review. In this chapter, a "walk-through" of the realist review method is provided using the example of a review of the use of the Internet in medical education. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..

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  • Choices about use, and context
  • Complex interventions
  • Context, mechanism, outcome
  • Human "components"
  • Internet in medical education
  • Internet-based medical education
  • Realist review, theory-driven
  • Threshold, searching ceasing with saturation

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  • Geoff Wong

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