Realist research in pharmacy practice

Hadar Zaman*, Geoff Wong, Sally Lawson, Ian Maidment

*Corresponding author for this work

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Research is a creative process and the topic of research methodology particularly realist methods is complex and varied. This chapter is designed to introduce beginners to the basics of realist research focussing on essential concepts rather than burdening the reader with voluminous detail. As realist research is a complex area, it may require you to read the chapter on a number of occasions to gain familiarity or understanding around the area. To make this easier for the reader, concepts have been illustrated with worked examples or case studies and links provided for further reading. It goes without saying that the best way of learning any new type of research methodology is to practically get involved and immerse yourself undertaking research using the methodology of interest and learning as you go along.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacy Practice Research Methods
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789811529931
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2020


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