Nottingham Realism Group _I've found the swamp, now what_Becky Hunter_Tuesday 8th February 2022
From Louise Howe
Review: I’ve found the swamp, now what?
Rebecca Hunter – Tuesday 8th February 1.30pm
This session will focus on a recent paper which introduces how to do a realist review. Realist research is incredibly rewarding but can be a little off-putting because of the lack of methodological guidance. Going ‘off-road’ without a map may be especially daunting for someone at the beginning of their research journey. This paper does not claim to provide a definitive guide on how to do a realist review but- to flog the metaphor further- it may offer a compass and torch.
Published paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1750984X.2021.1969674
Rebecca Hunter is a PhD student at the University of Highlands and Islands, and a Pain Specialist Physiotherapist at NHS Highland. She is passionate about helping people who are living with persistent pain and the potential that digital technology has for providing equitable access to healthcare in remote and rural locations. Rebecca is undertaking realist research into digital self-management programmes for chronic low back pain.
References and Resources
Shearn, K., Allmark, P., Piercy, H., & Hirst, J. (2017). Building realist program theory for large complex and messy interventions. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1), 1609406917741796.
Rycroft-Malone, J., McCormack, B., Hutchinson, A. M., DeCorby, K., Bucknall, T. K., Kent, B., ... & Wilson, V. (2012). Realist synthesis: illustrating the method for implementation research. Implementation Science, 7(1), 1-10.
Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook. sage.
Coding, Configuring and Conveying in Realist Analysis Module A October 29th, 2020 Delivered by: Justin Jagosh, Ph.D Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES)
Pawson, R. (1996). Theorizing the interview. British Journal of Sociology, 295-314.
Mukumbang, F. C., Marchal, B., Van Belle, S., & van Wyk, B. (2020). Using the realist interview approach to maintain theoretical awareness in realist studies. Qualitative Research, 20(4), 485-515.
Manzano, A. (2016). The craft of interviewing in realist evaluation. Evaluation, 22(3), 342-360.
Realist literature search
Booth, A., Harris, J., Croot, E., Springett, J., Campbell, F., & Wilkins, E. (2013). Towards a methodology for cluster searching to provide conceptual and contextual “richness” for systematic reviews of complex interventions: case study (CLUSTER). BMC medical research methodology, 13(1), 1-14.
The “realist search”: A systematic scoping review of current practice and reporting Andrew Booth Simon Briscoe Judy M. Wright First published: 12 November 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.
Nottingham Realism Group. Realist (and Realistic!) Searching - Where do I start and how far do I go? Dr Andrew Booth, Oct. 12th 2020 https://mediaspace.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Nottingham+Realism+Group_+Realist+(and+Realistic!)+Searchi...
Wong, G. (2018). Data gathering in realist reviews: looking for needles in haystacks. Doing realist research. London: SAGE, 131-45.
Booth A, Carroll C, Ilott I, Low LL, Cooper K. Desperately seeking dissonance: identifying the disconfirming case in qualitative evidence synthesis. Qualitative health research. 2013 Jan;23(1):126-41.
Malterud, K., Siersma, V. D., & Guassora, A. D. (2016). Sample size in qualitative interview studies: guided by information power. Qualitative health research, 26(13), 1753-1760.
Varpio, L., Ajjawi, R., Monrouxe, L. V., O'Brien, B. C., & Rees, C. E. (2017). Shedding the cobra effect: problematising thematic emergence, triangulation, saturation and member checking. Medical education, 51(1), 40-50.
Davidoff, F., Dixon-Woods, M., Leviton, L., & Michie, S. (2015). Demystifying theory and its use in improvement. BMJ quality & safety, 24(3), 228-238.
Westhorp, G. (2012). Using complexity-consistent theory for evaluating complex systems. Evaluation, 18(4), 405-420
Ahmed, W., Bath, P. A., & Demartini, G. (2017). Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of ethical, legal, and methodological challenges. The ethics of online research.
McKee, R. (2013). Ethical issues in using social media for health and health care research. Health policy, 110(2-3), 298-301.
Golder, S., Ahmed, S., Norman, G., & Booth, A. (2017). Attitudes toward the ethics of research using social media: a systematic review. Journal of medical internet research, 19(6), e7082.
How to create a Twitter Moment : https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/how-to-create-a-twitter-moment
Citation Gecko: https://www.citationgecko.com/
Connected Papers: https://www.connectedpapers.com/
Publish or Perish: https://harzing.com/resources/publish-or-perish
Roam Research: https://roamresearch.com/
Research Rabbit: https://www.researchrabbit.ai/
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