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The Realist Review Process Workshop Wong, Geoff; MacPhee, Maura; Merrett, Katelyn; Miller, Katherine; Taylor, Sally; Pawliuk, Colleen


On March 10th, 2020 from 10am-3pm, UBC Library and the Health Libraries Association of British Columbia co-hosted a workshop on the Realist Review Process. The workshop presenters were Dr. Geoff Wong, UBC Peter Wall International Visiting Scholar, and Dr. Maura MacPhee and Katelyn Merrett, UBC School of Nursing. The presenters shared their research and this research methodology with librarians. Realist reviews are a knowledge synthesis methodology for researchers looking at complex policy questions. It addresses the question, ‘what works, for whom, in what circumstances, and how?’. An increasing number of researchers are receiving grants for realist reviews and this is a growing area of publication and has some interesting differences from other knowledge syntheses. Dr. Wong gives a background on this research methodology and Dr. MacPhee, Ms. Merrett and Dr. Wong share their realist research on teams and discuss opportunities for librarian partnerships with researchers on these reviews. [This workshop references the presenters' review protocol: Team Processes in Canadian Primary HealthCare : A Realist Review Protocol Feb 28, 2020 http://hdl.handle.net/2429/73623].

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