Integrative Reviewing for exploring complex phenomena

JONES-DEVITT, Stella, AUSTEN, Liz and PARKIN, Helen (2017). Integrative Reviewing for exploring complex phenomena. Social Research Update (66).

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Integrative Reviews go beyond traditional boundaries of systematic reviewing by welcoming experts as valid sources of evidence and as providers of continuous data collection and synthesis • Development of a robust Integrative Review (IR) protocol is crucial for preserving confidence in the process and quality assurance • IRs are characterised by an underpinning positivist ontology, acknowledging that certain sources of evidence can be treated as real; yet IR furthers that position by acknowledging that such reality is socially constructed, thus allowing a more fluid epistemology to emerge, more aligned to a post-positivist perspective. This aligns IR processes with a Critical Realism tradition

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: integrative review, teaching excellence, critical realism
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research
Depositing User: Liz Austen
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:07

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