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A mixed methods approach for measuring the impact of delivery-centric interventions on clinician workflow

Rhonda G Cady, Stanley M Finkelstein
2012 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
The methodological framework introduced in this paper uses a two-phase sequential mixed methods design that qualitatively explores clinician workflow before and after implementation of a delivery-centric  ...  The mixed methods protocol provides a standardized approach for understanding and determining the impact of delivery-centric interventions on clinician workflow.  ...  The activities and interactions of telephone and video triage were validated by additional observation and became the basis for the time-motion data collection tool.  ... 
pmid:23304393 pmcid:PMC3540554 fatcat:uuzsydpcl5eu5odqe4ydr46hci

Towards a model evaluation protocol for urban scale flow and dispersion models

S. Di Sabatino, H.R. Olesen, R. Berkowicz, J. Franke, M. Schatzmann, B. Leitl, K. Heinke Schlünzen, R. Britter, A. Martilli, B. Carissimo
2011 International Journal of Environment and Pollution  
It briefly discusses the different components forming model evaluation with particular emphasis on model validation and on the implementation of the protocol for a specific test case: the MUST (Mock Urban  ...  This paper reports on a comprehensive model evaluation protocol for urban scale flow and dispersion models that has been developed within the framework of the COST action 732 on Quality Assurance and Improvement  ...  Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank DTRA/DPG for providing MUST and Oklahoma data for use in COST732.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijep.2011.047346 fatcat:rkcgzewdkva2fny7ik5csb4v54

Development and evaluation of a study design typology for human research

Simona Carini, Brad H Pollock, Harold P Lehmann, Suzanne Bakken, Edward M Barbour, Davera Gabriel, Herbert K Hagler, Caryn R Harper, Shamim A Mollah, Meredith Nahm, Hien H Nguyen, Richard H Scheuermann (+1 others)
2009 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
Rater classification agreement was moderately high for the 35 protocols (Fleiss' kappa = 0.442) and higher still for the 23 quantitative studies (Fleiss' kappa = 0.463).  ...  Thirty-five protocols were classified by three reviewers each into one of nine high-level study designs for interventional and observational research (e.g., N-of-1, Parallel Group, Case Crossover).  ...  Further development and validation is needed, especially through wider use by investigators, who should benefit from a clear and standardized tool for accurately characterizing their study's design.  ... 
pmid:20351827 pmcid:PMC2815479 fatcat:omsr4dqveraatnxhtqsou3frcq

Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: A case study from public health and environmental enhancement

Chris Cooper, Rebecca Lovell, Kerryn Husk, Andrew Booth, Ruth Garside
2017 Research Synthesis Methods  
Results: The bibliographic databases approach identified 21,409 studies to screen and two included qualitative studies were uniquely identified.  ...  Value was determined by comparing included study quality and by using qualitative sensitivity analysis to explore the contribution of studies to the synthesis.  ...  and web-searching required manually entering study data into a bibliographic tool for screening 59 .  ... 
doi:10.1002/jrsm.1286 pmid:29193834 fatcat:wsmhqr2kr5bcxistfjcscwguyu

Enhancing methodological developments for Cochrane Public Health Reviews: the role of exemplar reviews

R. Armstrong, J. Doyle, R. Saith, L. Anderson
2009 Journal of public health  
Acknowledgements The authors would also like to acknowledge Professor Elizabeth Waters, Coordinating Editor PHRG and the editorial team.  ...  types of review questions. † Lead exploratory work on quality assessment tools for Slum Upgrading review to ensure that external and internal validity are considered. † Explore statistical issues including  ...  Developing a protocol was an incredibly useful, practical task, allowing the group to work through a range of editorial and methodological issues.  ... 
doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdp100 pmid:19933121 fatcat:q4gfbp3yprdr7ogqpsyypckwmm

Validation of GreenH2armony® as a Tool for the Computation of Harmonised Life-Cycle Indicators of Hydrogen

Antonio Valente, Diego Iribarren, Javier Dufour
2020 Energies  
This work addresses—for the first time—the validation of such a tool by checking the deviation between the available libraries of harmonised carbon, energy, and acidification footprints of hydrogen and  ...  In this regard, protocols for the harmonisation of methodological choices in LCA of hydrogen are available.  ...  Main Features of the Software GreenH2armony ® and Validation Procedure The web-based tool GreenH2armony ® has been developed to facilitate an appropriate application of the protocols for the computation  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13071603 doaj:f5d512eb389b4458823d247e1cb5d7e8 fatcat:o2xrsjfl6jej7jfiysqvzcvf64

Enhancing Reporting of After Action Reviews of Public Health Emergencies to Strengthen Preparedness: A Literature Review and Methodology Appraisal

Robert Davies, Elly Vaughan, Graham Fraser, Robert Cook, Massimo Ciotti, Jonathan E. Suk
2018 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
We developed a 50-item tool to systematically document AAR methodological reporting and a linked 11-item summary tool to document validity.  ...  A minimum reporting standard for AARs could help ensure that findings are valid and clear for others to learn from.  ...  improve emergency preparedness planning and to develop appraisal tools to compare their methodological reporting and validity standards, with a focus on qualitative methods.  ... 
doi:10.1017/dmp.2018.82 pmid:30220258 fatcat:var3rnfvnvhdtfinbgoz2xaytu

Management of multi-method engineering design research: a case study

Graham Green, Paul Kennedy, Alistair McGown
2002 Journal of engineering and technology management  
There is a need for a research management methodology that will utilise research methods on an individual basis and when combined in a multi-method approach.  ...  forming the basis of an effective management tool.  ...  The aim is to develop a valid management tool that supports the need for researchers to draw reliable general and specific conclusions about the nature of design from a wide spectrum of engineering design  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0923-4748(02)00006-1 fatcat:cdbyv2somrc3tjwtomuqskh2xm

Solving a methodological challenge in work stress evaluation with the Stress Assessment and Research Toolkit (StART): a study protocol

Dina Guglielmi, Silvia Simbula, Michela Vignoli, Ilaria Bruni, Marco Depolo, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Maria Tabanelli, Francesco Violante
2013 Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology  
The aim of this study is to propose a study protocol to test a new method (i.e., the Stress Assessment and Research Toolkit) to assess psychosocial risk factors at work.  ...  Stress evaluation is a field of strong interest and challenging due to several methodological aspects in the evaluation process.  ...  Accordingly the study design proposed for the protocol is a mixed methods design [53] , whose aim is to compare and contrast quantitative statistical research with qualitative findings or to validate  ... 
doi:10.1186/1745-6673-8-18 pmid:23799950 pmcid:PMC3703449 fatcat:mrteuegy6fhrblsgqbldm2wcf4

The utility of mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education: protocol for a systematic review

Sara Mortaz Hejri, Mohammad Jalili, Mandana Shirazi, Rasoul Masoomi, Saharnaz Nedjat, John Norcini
2017 Systematic Reviews  
Methods: Studies reporting on mini-CEX performed in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and providing some empirical data for mini-CEX in relation to one or more of the validity, reliability  ...  One of the most frequently used assessment tools that measure the trainees' performance in workplace is the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX), in which an expert observes and rates the actual  ...  Consent for publication Consent for publication is not applicable for this manuscript as it is a protocol for a systematic review.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0539-y pmid:28720128 pmcid:PMC5516345 fatcat:zuubecvbgrc5vmssjhw6msw4ru

An evaluation of psychometric properties of caregiver burden outcome measures used in caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review protocol

Jermaine M. Dambi, Jennifer Jelsma, Tecla Mlambo, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Nyaradzai Dangarembizi-Munambah, Lieselotte Corten
2016 Systematic Reviews  
The methodological quality of studies on the development and validation of the identified tools will be evaluated using the four point COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement  ...  Finally, the psychometric properties of the tools which were developed and validated from methodological sound studies will then be analysed using predefined criteria.  ...  There was no external funding for the present protocol; however, the University Of Cape Town Faculty Of Health Sciences Library provided technical support.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0219-3 pmid:26960677 pmcid:PMC4785644 fatcat:qolgs4cdxbg5hioefkn6yup6ui

How to Improve the Validity and Reliability of a Case Study Approach?

Cátia Quintão, Pedro Andrade, Fernando Almeida
2020 Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education  
, internal and external validity.  ...  One of the most frequent criticisms associated with the case study approach is its low validity and reliability.  ...  For this purpose, a protocol and a case database are required.  ... 
doi:10.32674/jise.v9i2.2026 fatcat:2l47gfat2rhplbhozmofkfouaa

Women's views and experiences of augmentation of labour with synthetic oxytocin infusion: a protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis

Silvia Alòs-Pereñíguez, Deirdre O'Malley, Deirdre Daly
2021 HRB Open Research  
The methodological quality of included studies will be assessed using the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre's appraisal tool.  ...  Discussion: This qualitative evidence synthesis may provide valuable information on women's experiences of AOL and contribute to a review of clinical practice guidelines for maternity care providers.  ...  Protocol Inclusion criteria We use the SPIDER (sample, phenomenon of interest, design, evaluation, and research type) tool (Cooke et al., 2012) to identify the key concepts for inclusion criteria in  ... 
doi:10.12688/hrbopenres.13467.1 pmid:35187397 pmcid:PMC8822135 fatcat:6dbm2s35lrfglgympavzmr5sie

Systematic reviews: importance of assessing quality of studies in the review process and tools to be used

Sriyani Perera
2020 Sri Lanka Library Review  
This paper attempts to emphasize on the importance of quality appraisal of the studies in a systematic review and identifies the tools /standards that could be used for the purpose in the SR process.  ...  the vital element which determines the validity and the creditability of the end product or the conclusion of a systematic review.  ...  Systematic Reviews are conducted adopting a protocol driven methodology.  ... 
doi:10.4038/sllr.v34i1.27 fatcat:o3ozbayqdvcqjlkw2jvivcmfy4

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis published in indexed Portuguese medical journals: time trends and critical appraisal

Luísa Prada, Ana Prada, Miguel Marques Antunes, Ricardo M. Fernandes, João Costa, Joaquim J. Ferreira, Daniel Caldeira
2022 BMC Medical Research Methodology  
Conclusions There were consistent flaws in the methodological quality report of the systematic reviews included, particularly in establishing a prior protocol and not assessing the potential impact of  ...  This study aims to evaluate the publication trends and overall quality of these systematic reviews. Material and methods This was a methodological study.  ...  While the original tool (AMSTAR), adapted and validated in 2007, includes 11 items [9, 10] , AMSTAR-2 has 16 items in total, allowing for a more detailed assessment of the methodological quality of systematic  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12874-022-01591-z pmid:35399068 pmcid:PMC8996638 fatcat:fa3qbhzsija4plk7avrxospkxu
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