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Interdisciplinary Mixed Methods Systematic Reviews: Theoretical and Practical Considerations

31 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2022 Publication Status: Accepted

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Lorelli Nowell

University of Calgary - Faculty of Nursing

Alessandra Paolucci

University of Calgary

Swati Dhingra

University of Calgary

Michele Jacobsen

University of Calgary

Diane Lorenzetti

University of Calgary

Liza Lorenzetti

University of Calgary

Elizabeth Paolucci

University of Calgary

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Nowell, Lorelli and Paolucci, Alessandra and Dhingra, Swati and Jacobsen, Michele and Lorenzetti, Diane and Lorenzetti, Liza and Paolucci, Elizabeth, Interdisciplinary Mixed Methods Systematic Reviews: Theoretical and Practical Considerations. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4034257 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4034257

Lorelli Nowell (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Nursing ( email )

Calgary
Canada

Alessandra Paolucci

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, T2N 1N4
Canada

Swati Dhingra

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, T2N 1N4
Canada

Michele Jacobsen

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, T2N 1N4
Canada

Diane Lorenzetti

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, T2N 1N4
Canada

Liza Lorenzetti

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, T2N 1N4
Canada

Elizabeth Paolucci

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, T2N 1N4
Canada

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