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Using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) in systematic reviews of complex interventions: a worked example

Overview of attention for article published in Systematic Reviews, June 2014
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Title
Using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) in systematic reviews of complex interventions: a worked example
Published in
Systematic Reviews, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/2046-4053-3-67
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Authors

James Thomas, Alison O’Mara-Eves, Ginny Brunton

Abstract

Systematic reviews that address policy and practice questions in relation to complex interventions frequently need not only to assess the efficacy of a given intervention but to identify which intervention - and which intervention components - might be most effective in particular situations. Here, intervention replication is rare, and commonly used synthesis methods are less useful when the focus of analysis is the identification of those components of an intervention that are critical to its success.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 8 5%
Portugal 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 147 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 23%
Researcher 32 20%
Student > Master 29 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 32 20%
Unknown 12 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 50 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 19%
Business, Management and Accounting 13 8%
Psychology 10 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 4%
Other 28 18%
Unknown 22 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2018.
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#700,872
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