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SIG HLTH Webinar (Part 2) - Mixed Studies Reviews

Following the webinar on primary mixed methods research, this webinar provides an overview of mixed studies reviews. These two approaches are used to combine the strengths of quantitative and qualitative methods and to compensate for their respective limitations. This webinar will describe the main types of mixed studies reviews and synthesis designs. Access to a wikitoolkit and examples will be provided.


Pluye_2015Pierre Pluye MD PhD is FRQS Senior Research Scolar, Full Professor at the Department of Family Medicine (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), and Director of the Methodological Developments for the Quebec SUPPORT Unit. He is Associate Member of the School of Information Studies (McGill). Pierre is a specialist in Public Health and Social Medicine (PhD in Health Promotion). He obtained Investigator Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the ‘Fond de la recherche du Québec Santé’ (FRQS). He has expertise in mixed methods research and complex literature reviews including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies (mixed studies reviews). His current CIHR-funded studies examine the application of information derived from electronic knowledge resources (email delivery, information retrieval, social media) and subsequent patient and consumer health benefits.



QN_HongQuan Nha Hong is an occupational therapist with research training in clinical sciences (M.Sc., Université de Sherbrooke) and health technology assessment and management (M.Sc., Université de Montréal). She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Pluye. She holds a doctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She is interested in literature reviews, methods of knowledge synthesis and quality appraisal. Her doctoral research project is on the validation of the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT), a critical appraisal tool for assessing the quality of studies included in mixed studies reviews.

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