Evidence and evaluation

Evidence: measurement, evaluation and synthesis 

Contact: Professor Anne-Marie Bagnall

Creation and appraisal of robust evidence has always been a strong theme in CHPR, with methodological development and knowledge transfer going hand in hand with our multidisciplinary approach.

Measurement and evaluation methodology

  • South J, Jones RA, Stansfield J, Bagnall AM (2018) WHO HEALTH EVIDENCE NETWORK SYNTHESIS REPORT 60: What quantitative and qualitative methods have been developed to measure health-related community resilience at a national and local level? 22 Oct 2018. WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen. 2227-4316
  • Rippon, S. South, J. (2017) Promoting Asset Based Approaches for Health and Wellbeing: Exploring a Theory of Change and Challenges in Evaluation. Aligned Consulting and Leeds Beckett University. [Online:] http://eprints.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/4497/
  • South, J. Phillips, G. (2014) Evaluating community engagement as part of the public health system. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68: 692–696.

Contact: Dr Louise Warwick-Booth

  • Cross, R. M., & Warwick-Booth, L. (2016). Using storyboards in participatory research. Nurse researcher, 23(3), 8-12
  • Southby, K. (2017) Reflecting on (the challenge of) conducting participatory research as a research-degree student. Research for All, January.Warwick-Booth, L. Woodcock, D. & All of the Volunteer Listeners (2019) Time to Shine: Volunteer Listeners Report December 2019
  • Warwick-Booth L, Coan S, Bagnall AM (2021) Creating Participatory Research. Bristol: Policy Press

  • Warwick-Booth, L (2021) ‘Using creative methods in evaluating gendered interventions’ Sage Research Methods: Video
  • Warwick-Booth, L. (2021) ‘How to evaluate interventions in health promotion (step by step guide)’ Sage Research Methods: Video
  • Warwick-Booth, L. and Coan, S., (2020) Using Creative Qualitative Methods in Evaluating Gendered Health Promotion Interventions. SAGE Methodological Case Study
  • Lowcock, D., Warwick-Booth, L., Grewal, P. and Underwood, S. (2017) ‘Using Vignettes in Qualitative Research: Examples from Health Promotion Research’ Method in Action Case Study Sage January 2017
  • Warwick-Booth, L and Lowcock, D. (2016) ‘"It's the way I tell 'em!" It is not what we teach but how we do it: using focus group discussions to research student perspectives on threshold concepts in health’ Method in Action Case Study Sage accepted February 2016
  • Warwick-Booth, L et al. (2014) ‘Using the theory of change to support an evaluation of a health promotion initiative’ Sage Methodology Case Study Online available at http://srmo.sagepub.com/cases

Evidence Synthesis Methodology 

Contact: Professor Anne-Marie Bagnall

Evidence synthesis can take many forms, from Cochrane-style systematic reviews and meta-analyses, to more flexible approaches such as mixed-methods systematic reviews, meta-ethnography, realist synthesis, reviews of reviews (meta-reviews), rapid reviews, and systematic mapping reviews. Evidence synthesis is not limited to secondary “desk-based” research but can also involve primary research with a range of stakeholders. In the field of public health, existing synthesis methodology is rapidly evolving to include methods for evaluating complex interventions, process evaluations and effects on health inequalities (for example). We have a programme of research utilising different synthesis approaches to evaluate complex issues in health promotion and health inequalities. Colleagues have expertise in systematic reviews, meta-analysis, mixed-methods reviews, reviews of reviews, systematic mapping reviews, rapid reviews, and practice based case study synthesis.