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Transdisciplinary working to shape systematic reviews and interpret the findings: a commentary

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Oliver, Sandy, Garner, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0607-6941, Heywood, Peter, Jull, Janet, Dickson, Kelly, Bangpan, Mukdarut, Ang, Lynn and Fourman, Morel (2017) 'Transdisciplinary working to shape systematic reviews and interpret the findings: a commentary'. Environmental Evidence, Vol 6, Issue 28.

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Abstract

Important policy questions tend to span a range of academic disciplines, and the relevant research is often carried out in a variety of social, economic and geographic contexts. In efforts to synthesise research to help inform decisions arising from the policy questions, systematic reviews need conceptual frameworks and ways of thinking
that combine knowledge drawn from different academic traditions and contexts; in other words, transdisciplinary research. This paper considers how transdisciplinary working can be achieved with: conceptual frameworks that span traditional academic boundaries; methods for shaping review questions and conceptual frameworks; and
methods for interpreting the relevance of findings to different contexts. It also discusses the practical challenges and ultimate benefits of transdisciplinary working for systematic reviews.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QS Anatomy > QS 4 General works. Classify here works on regional anatomy
W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 20.5 Biomedical research
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 525 General works
WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 950 Theory or methods of medical statistics. Epidemiologic methods
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/s13750-017-0106-y
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 10:16
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7658

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