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RAMESES publication standards: realist syntheses
BackgroundThere is growing interest in realist synthesis as an alternative systematic review method. This approach offers the potential to expand the knowledge base in policy-relevant areas -forExpand
RAMESES publication standards: meta-narrative reviews
BackgroundMeta-narrative review is one of an emerging menu of new approaches to qualitative and mixed-method systematic review. A meta-narrative review seeks to illuminate a heterogeneous topic areaExpand
Realist methods in medical education research: what are they and what can they contribute?
Medical Education 2012: 46: 89–96
RAMESES publication standards: realist syntheses.
BACKGROUND There is growing interest in realist synthesis as an alternative systematic review method. This approach offers the potential to expand the knowledge base in policy-relevant areas - forExpand
Development of methodological guidance, publication standards and training materials for realist and meta-narrative reviews: the RAMESES (Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses – Evolving
Background There is growing interest in theory-driven, qualitative and mixed-method approaches to systematic review, such as realist and meta-narrative review. These approaches offer the potential toExpand
Lean and leadership practices: development of an initial realist program theory
BackgroundLean as a management system has been increasingly adopted in health care settings in an effort to enhance quality, capacity and safety, while simultaneously containing or reducing costs.Expand
RAMESES II reporting standards for realist evaluations
BackgroundRealist evaluation is increasingly used in health services and other fields of research and evaluation. No previous standards exist for reporting realist evaluations. This standard wasExpand
Using complexity-consistent theory for evaluating complex systems
This article draws on two recent traditions in evaluation methodology, one grounded in complexity theory and the other in a realist philosophy of science. Sometimes seen as incompatible, it is arguedExpand
Protocol - realist and meta-narrative evidence synthesis: Evolving Standards (RAMESES)
BackgroundThere is growing interest in theory-driven, qualitative and mixed-method approaches to systematic review as an alternative to (or to extend and supplement) conventional Cochrane-styleExpand
Realist RCTs of complex interventions - an oxymoron.
Bonell et al. discuss the challenges of carrying out randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate complex interventions in public health, and consider the role of realist evaluation in enhancingExpand
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