Interdisciplinary Mixed Methods Systematic Reviews: Theoretical and Practical Considerations
31 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2022 Publication Status: Accepted
In this article we examine our experiences with conducting an interdisciplinary mixed methods systematic review and outline the theoretical and practical considerations involved in ensuring that rigorous, transparent, and meaningful research was achieved. Literature reviews have recently gained increased recognition for their value in advancing knowledge and decision making across disciplines. While interdisciplinary mixed-methods systematic reviews create opportunities to synthesize knowledge and insights from across disciplines, it is important to highlight the challenges, successes, and theoretical and practical considerations in combining research from various disciplines and research methodologies. As a group of academics from Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, who worked together on an interdisciplinary mixed-methods systematic review, we offer insights from our personal experiences as a transparent exemplar for how we embraced the challenges in conducting our project and managed the bottlenecks that often occur in interdisciplinary research.
Keywords: methodology, interdisciplinary research, mixed methods, systematic reviews
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