No room for reflexivity? Critical reflections following a systematic review of qualitative research

Newton, B.J. and Rothlingova, Z. and Gutteridge, R. and Lemarchand, K. and Raphael, J.H. (2012) No room for reflexivity? Critical reflections following a systematic review of qualitative research. Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (6). pp. 866-885. ISSN 13591053 (ISSN)

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We conducted a systematic search of qualitative research into the individual's experience of chronic low back pain. Two reviewers independently read through 740 unique abstracts. Inter-rater reliability was fair. The final sample comprised 19 articles which we critiqued using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme checklist. This article focuses on the critical appraisal. Limitations include a lack of an adequate rationale for the theoretical framework, a lack of an account for the decisions made across recruitment and data collection, and a lack of reflexivity. Finally we discuss and offer recommendations for reflexivity and the explication of qualitative methodology in research articles. © The Author(s) 2011.

Item Type: Article
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September 2012Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic low back pain, critical appraisal, methodology, reflexivity, systematic review, article, human, information processing, literature, low back pain, methodology, observer variation, patient selection, psychological aspect, qualitative research, reproducibility, standard, Data Collection, Humans, Low Back Pain, Observer Variation, Patient Selection, Qualitative Research, Reproducibility of Results, Research Design, Review Literature as Topic
Subjects: CAH01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01-01 - medical sciences (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:13

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