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Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years in the outdoors: A systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs (2011)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., Hunt, H., Garside, R., Moxham, T., Peters, J., & Anderson, R. (2012). Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years in the outdoors: A systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs. Injury Prevention, 18(2), 113-123. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040043

Introduction Unintentional injuries to children in the outdoors have a significant impact on child mortality, development and healthcare costs. This paper presents the findings of a systematic review about the effectiveness of programs that provided... Read More about Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years in the outdoors: A systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs.

Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: Evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register (2011)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., & Peters, J. (2012). Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: Evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(4), 286-289. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.122465

Background: Systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions are increasingly used to inform recommendations for public health policy and practice, but outcome reporting bias is rarely assessed. Methods: Studies excluded at full-text stage sc... Read More about Outcome reporting bias in evaluations of public health interventions: Evidence of impact and the potential role of a study register.

Generalizing applied qualitative research on harm reduction: the example of a public injecting typology (2011)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2011). Generalizing applied qualitative research on harm reduction: the example of a public injecting typology. Contemporary Drug Problems, 38(1), 61-91. doi:10.1177/009145091103800104

The small sample sizes and context-bound findings of qualitative research are commonly viewed as significant factors that limit its use (or “transferability”) in settings other than those in which the research was originally conducted. This perceived... Read More about Generalizing applied qualitative research on harm reduction: the example of a public injecting typology.

Effectiveness of search strategies for qualitative research about barriers and facilitators of program delivery (2011)
Journal Article
Pearson, M., Moxham, T., & Ashton, K. (2011). Effectiveness of search strategies for qualitative research about barriers and facilitators of program delivery. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 34(3), 297-308. doi:10.1177/0163278710388029

Electronic database search strategies have developed substantially over the course of the past two decades, but their optimal use within a broader search strategy remains unclear. This article evaluates the use of a range of search strategies to iden... Read More about Effectiveness of search strategies for qualitative research about barriers and facilitators of program delivery.