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Knowledge Synthesis

An area of research in health care delivery science that evaluates and summarizes all available evidence on a particular topic through comprehensive literature searches and advanced qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods. The process includes systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines and methodology research.

SCIENCE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: ROBERT D. AND PATRICIA E. KERN CENTER, MAYO CLINIC. Accessed on October 6, 2019, at https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/robert-d-patricia-e-kern-center-science-health-care-delivery/research-activities/shared-services/knowledge-synthesis

Student researchers will typically engage with knowledge syntheses by:

  1. developing a literature review or scoping review for their capstone project or dissertation, 
  2. using critical appraisal frameworks, eg. PICOT
  3. consulting existing literature reviews, e.g. within dissertations or research articles,
  4. finding systematic reviews developed on clinical topics through credible agencies,
  5. choosing a research methodology for their projects.

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