JCE Series: Knowledge Synthesis Methods

    Introduction: Engaging researchers on developing, using, and improving knowledge synthesis methods: a series of articles describing the results of a scoping review on emerging knowledge synthesis methods

    Straus SE, Kastner M, Soobiah C, Antony J, Tricco AC. Introduction: Engaging researchers on developing, using, and improving knowledge synthesis methods: a series of articles describing the results of a scoping review on emerging knowledge synthesis methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016;73:15-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.01.031

    Impact:

    • Provides clarity to the knowledge synthesis field on emerging methods.
    • Project will be built upon through a research agenda with multiple researchers globally to make these methods more accessible.

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    Funding:

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


    A scoping review identifies multiple emerging knowledge synthesis methods, but few studies operationalize the methods

    Tricco AC, Soobiah C, Antony J, Cogo E, MacDonald H, Lillie E, Tran J, D'Souza J, Hui W, Perrier L, Welch V, Horsley T, Straus SE, Kastner M. A scoping review identifies multiple emerging knowledge synthesis methods, but few studies operationalize the method. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016;73:19-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.030

    Impact:

    • Identified a lack of guidance in emerging knowledge synthesis methods integrating qualitative and quantitative evidence and will be used to inform a research agenda to advance these methods.

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    Funding:

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


    Knowledge synthesis methods for integrating qualitative and quantitative data: a scoping review reveals poor operationalization of the methodological steps.

    Tricco AC, Antony J, Soobiah C, Kastner M, MacDonald H, Cogo E, Lillie E, Tran J, Straus SE. Knowledge synthesis methods for integrating qualitative and quantitative data: a scoping review reveals poor operationalization of the methodological steps. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016;73:29-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.12.011

    Impact:

    • Highlighted the need for consistent and clear reporting of knowledge synthesis methodology and will be used to inform a research agenda to advance these methods.

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    Funding:

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


    Knowledge synthesis methods for generating or refining theory: a scoping review reveals that little guidance is available

    Tricco AC, Antony J, Soobiah C, Kastner M, Cogo E, MacDonald H, D'Souza J, Hui W, Straus SE. Knowledge synthesis methods for generating or refining theory: a scoping review reveals that little guidance is available. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016;73:36-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.11.021

    Impact:

    • Highlighted the need for consistent and clean reporting of knowledge synthesis methodology and will be used to inform a research agenda to advance these methods.

    Additional Resources:

    Funding:

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


    Conceptual recommendations for selecting the most appropriate knowledge synthesis method to answer research questions related to complex evidence: A scoping review

    Kastner M, Antony J, Soobiah C, Straus SE, Tricco AC. Conceptual recommendations for selecting the most appropriate knowledge synthesis method to answer research questions related to complex evidence. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016;73:43-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.11.022

    Impact:

    • Provided conceptual recommendations for selecting the most appropriate knowledge synthesis method to answer complex research questions and will be used to inform a research agenda to advance these methods.

    Additional Resources:

    Funding:

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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    Date : 30 Oct 2017