Meta-Synthesis Method for Qualitative ..
Meta-synthesis method for qualitative research: a literature review
Meta-summary uses “quantitatively oriented aggregation of qualitative findings that are themselves topical or thematic summaries or surveys of data”. Such summaries can be conducted on their own, or in association with more traditional qualitative synthesis, and can include qualitative and quantitative descriptive findings.
Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Health Evidence: A
Thematic synthesis is often (but not exclusively) used for analysing qualitative data alongside quantitative data synthesis. Initially developed by researchers from the , it addresses questions around “what works,” primarily in relation to health promotion interventions. This method develops analytical themes through descriptive synthesis and finding of explanations relevant to a particular review question.
Meta-ethnography: Synthesising Qualitative Studies …
and (2008) ‘Methods for the thematic synthesis of qualitative research in systematic reviews’, BMC Medical Research Methodology, 8(45).
Meta ethnography: synthesising qualitative data.
This book chapter is about the systematic review of qualitative research as a methodologically robust approach to identifying, appraising and synthesising the findings of existing qualitative research reports about the patient experience. Systematic review of quantitative research evidence has been the cornerstone of evidence based medicine (EBM). While initial renderings of EBM sometimes advocated a restricted understanding of “evidence”, there has been increasing recognition from policy makers and practitioners that different kinds of evidence are required to understand different sorts of questions. In particular, understanding the patient perspective is crucial in order to understand aspects such as how and why some kinds of interventions are more successful than others and what patient preferences might be. The chapter considers the theory and practice of synthesising qualitative findings from across a number of localities, times and groups.
Synthesising Qualitative Evidence;
Although there is recognition of the need for qualitative research to be brought into the evidence base, there is no consensus about how this should be done and the methods for synthesising qualitative research are at a relatively early stage of development.