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Realist synthesis: illustrating the method for implementation research

Overview of attention for article published in Implementation Science, April 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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5 news outlets
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
43 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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825 Mendeley
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Title
Realist synthesis: illustrating the method for implementation research
Published in
Implementation Science, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-7-33
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jo Rycroft-Malone, Brendan McCormack, Alison M Hutchinson, Kara DeCorby, Tracey K Bucknall, Bridie Kent, Alyce Schultz, Erna Snelgrove-Clarke, Cheryl B Stetler, Marita Titler, Lars Wallin, Val Wilson

Abstract

Realist synthesis is an increasingly popular approach to the review and synthesis of evidence, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which an intervention works (or not). There are few published examples of realist synthesis. This paper therefore fills a gap by describing, in detail, the process used for a realist review and synthesis to answer the question 'what interventions and strategies are effective in enabling evidence-informed healthcare?' The strengths and challenges of conducting realist review are also considered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 15 2%
Canada 10 1%
United States 7 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 783 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 200 24%
Researcher 143 17%
Student > Master 114 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 52 6%
Other 48 6%
Other 167 20%
Unknown 101 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 188 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 179 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 99 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 50 6%
Psychology 42 5%
Other 117 14%
Unknown 150 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. 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 21 May 2022.
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#410,139
of 21,385,220 outputs
Outputs from Implementation Science
#34
of 1,675 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,866
of 142,894 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Implementation Science
#1
of 8 outputs
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