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Optimising feedback interventions for early career professionals: a scoping review and framework (2018)
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Mattick, K., Brennan, N., Briscoe, S., Papoutsi, C., & Pearson, M. (in press). Optimising feedback interventions for early career professionals: a scoping review and framework. Medical Education,

Introduction: Meta-analyses have shown that feedback can be a powerful intervention to increase learning and performance but there is significant variability in impact. New trials are adding little to the question of whether feedback interventions ar... Read More

From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis (2018)
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Sheaff, R., Brand, S. L., Lloyd, H., Wanner, A., Fornasiero, M., Briscoe, S., …Pearson, M. (2018). From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(24), (1-210). doi:10.3310/hsdr06240. ISSN 2050-4349

Background The NHS policy of constructing multispecialty community providers (MCPs) rests on a complex set of assumptions about how health systems can replace hospital use with enhanced primary care for people with complex, chronic or multiple healt... Read More

Making sense of evidence: using research training to promote organisational change (2017)
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Wilkinson, K., Boyd, K., Pearson, M., Farrimond, H., Lang, I. A., Fleischer, D., …Rappert, B. (2017). Making sense of evidence: using research training to promote organisational change. Police Practice and Research, 1-19. doi:10.1080/15614263.2017.1405266

Many have argued that the development of evidence-based policing (EBP) depends on those in law enforcement agencies receiving appropriate training in research methodologies and data analysis. Despite this, there are few detailed accounts of such trai... Read More

Towards an understanding of how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: a realist review (2017)
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Brennan, N., Bryce, M., Pearson, M., Wong, G., Cooper, C., & Archer, J. (2017). Towards an understanding of how appraisal of doctors produces its effects: a realist review. Medical Education, 51(10), (1002-1013). doi:10.1111/medu.13348. ISSN 0308-0110

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The Association for the Study of Medical Education Context: Revalidation was launched in the UK to provide assurances to the public that doctors are up to date and fit to practice. Appraisal is a fundamental compone... Read More

Social and professional influences on antimicrobial prescribing for doctors-in-training: A realist review (2017)
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Papoutsi, C., Mattick, K., Pearson, M., Brennan, N., Briscoe, S., & Wong, G. (2017). Social and professional influences on antimicrobial prescribing for doctors-in-training: A realist review. The journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 72(9), 2418-2430. doi:10.1093/jac/dkx194

Background Antimicrobial resistance has led to widespread implementation of interventions for appropriate prescribing. However, such interventions are often adopted without an adequate understanding of the challenges facing doctors-in-training as key... Read More

Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist? (2016)
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Van Belle, S., Wong, G., Westhorp, G., Pearson, M., Emmel, N., Manzano, A., & Marchal, B. (2016). Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist?. Trials, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1407-0

In this paper, we respond to a paper by Jamal and colleagues published in Trials in October 2015 and take an opportunity to continue the much-needed debate about what applied scientific realism is. The paper by Jamal et al. is useful because it expos... Read More

Improving the Reporting of Health and Psychological Research (2016)
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Fuller, T. E., Pearson, M., & Peters, J. (2016). Improving the Reporting of Health and Psychological Research. Australian Psychologist, 51(3), 182-187. doi:10.1111/ap.12135

A growing body of empirical evidence has consistently demonstrated that much publically and privately funded research is reported in a way that makes it difficult for the findings to be included in evidence syntheses or used by researchers, clinician... Read More