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Celebrating methodological challenges and changes: reflecting on the emergence and importance of the role of qualitative evidence in Cochrane reviews

Overview of attention for article published in Systematic Reviews, October 2013
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Title
Celebrating methodological challenges and changes: reflecting on the emergence and importance of the role of qualitative evidence in Cochrane reviews
Published in
Systematic Reviews, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/2046-4053-2-84
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Authors

Karin Hannes, Andrew Booth, Janet Harris, Jane Noyes

Abstract

Cochrane systematic reviews have proven to be beneficial for decision making processes, both on a practitioner and a policy level, and there are current initiatives to extend the types of evidence used by them, including qualitative research. In this article we outline the major achievements of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group. Although the Group has encountered numerous challenges in dealing with the evolution of qualitative evidence synthesis, both outside and within the Cochrane Collaboration, it has successfully responded to the challenges posed in terms of incorporating qualitative evidence in systematic reviews. The Methods Group will continue to advocate for more flexible and inclusive approaches to evidence synthesis in order to meet the exciting challenges and opportunities presented by mixed methods systematic reviews and reviews of complex interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 99 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 15%
Student > Master 15 15%
Other 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 25 24%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 31%
Social Sciences 19 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 17%
Environmental Science 7 7%
Psychology 5 5%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 10 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 September 2014.
All research outputs
#5,717,477
of 21,735,696 outputs
Outputs from Systematic Reviews
#1,092
of 1,885 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,959
of 208,570 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Systematic Reviews
#45
of 92 outputs
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