From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Process evaluation of complex interventions: UK Medical Research Council guidance

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) guidance for evaluating complex interventions (Craig et al, 2008) recognised the need for integrating process evaluation within outcomes evaluation designs. However, that framework provided little guidance on how to conduct a process evaluation. Participants at the MRC Population Health Science Research Network (PHSRN) workshop, conducted to explore this need, agreed that guidance for process evaluation of complex interventions would be useful for researchers, and for funders and reviewers of grant applications. Danny Wight, Lyndal Bond and Laurence Moore are involved in the collaboration to develop this guidance.

Publications

2015

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: a summary of Medical Research Council guidance. In: Richards D, Hallberg IR, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.

2014

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: Medical Research Council guidance. MRC Population Health Science Research Network, London, 2014

open access  

2013

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Cooper C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation in complex public health intervention studies: the need for guidance [editorial]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;68:101-102

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