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Moving interdisciplinary science forward: integrating participatory modelling with mathematical modelling of zoonotic disease in Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, February 2016
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Title
Moving interdisciplinary science forward: integrating participatory modelling with mathematical modelling of zoonotic disease in Africa
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40249-016-0110-4
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Authors

Grant, Catherine, Lo Iacono, Giovanni, Dzingirai, Vupenyu, Bett, Bernard, Winnebah, Thomas R. A., Atkinson, Peter M.

Abstract

This review outlines the benefits of using multiple approaches to improve model design and facilitate multidisciplinary research into infectious diseases, as well as showing and proposing practical examples of effective integration. It looks particularly at the benefits of using participatory research in conjunction with traditional modelling methods to potentially improve disease research, control and management. Integrated approaches can lead to more realistic mathematical models which in turn can assist with making policy decisions that reduce disease and benefit local people. The emergence, risk, spread and control of diseases are affected by many complex bio-physical, environmental and socio-economic factors. These include climate and environmental change, land-use variation, changes in population and people's behaviour. The evidence base for this scoping review comes from the work of a consortium, with the aim of integrating modelling approaches traditionally used in epidemiological, ecological and development research. A total of five examples of the impacts of participatory research on the choice of model structure are presented. Example 1 focused on using participatory research as a tool to structure a model. Example 2 looks at identifying the most relevant parameters of the system. Example 3 concentrates on identifying the most relevant regime of the system (e.g., temporal stability or otherwise), Example 4 examines the feedbacks from mathematical models to guide participatory research and Example 5 goes beyond the so-far described two-way interplay between participatory and mathematical approaches to look at the integration of multiple methods and frameworks. This scoping review describes examples of best practice in the use of participatory methods, illustrating their potential to overcome disciplinary hurdles and promote multidisciplinary collaboration, with the aim of making models and their predictions more useful for decision-making and policy formulation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 122 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 20%
Student > Master 23 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 14%
Student > Postgraduate 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 6%
Other 25 20%
Unknown 13 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 13%
Social Sciences 15 12%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 13 10%
Environmental Science 9 7%
Other 27 22%
Unknown 20 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 16 November 2018.
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