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Synthesizing qualitative research [electronic resource] : choosing the right approach /
edited by Karin Hannes, Craig Lockwood.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
description
xviii, 179 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780470656389 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
isbn
9780470656389 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
It looks great but how do I know if it fits : an introduction to meta-synthesis research / Barbara L. Paterson -- Obstacles to the implementation of evidence-based practice in Belgium : a worked example of meta-aggregation / Karin Hannes and Alan Pearson -- Medicine taking for asthma : a worked example of meta-ethnography / Nicky Britten and Catherine Pope -- The use of morphine to treat cancer related pain : a worked example of critical interpretive synthesis / Kate Flemming and Elizabeth McInnes -- The internet in medical education : a worked example of a realist review / Geoff Wong -- Mixed methods synthesis : a worked example / Josephine Kavanagh, Fiona Campbell, Angela Harden and James Thomas -- Bayesian approaches to the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research findings / Jamie L. Crandell, Corrine I. Voils, and Margarete Sandelowski.
catalogue key
8373886
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Karin Hannes, Centre for Methodology of Educational Research, Faculty of Psychology and Education, K.U. Leuven; Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine-Belgian Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, Belgium Craig Lockwood, The Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Health Science, The University of Adelaide, Australia
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Summaries
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A new methodology in health care Recently, health care policymakers and practitioners have recognised the potential contribution of qualitative research to support decision making. Different methodological approaches have been developed and used in practice. Some approaches have focused on the inclusion of qualitative data only. Others have experimented with the integration of both quantitative and qualitative research results, or have been used to complement results from quantitative reviews. This book provides the first overview of commonly used qualitative synthesis approaches in health care, with worked examples illustrating how appropriate methods are used in different situations. The methods covered include: Meta-aggregation Meta-ethnography Critical interpretive synthesis Realist review Mixed methods approach Bayesian approaches to the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research findings Written by experienced researchers from three continents, Synthesising Qualitative Research is an authoritative yet accessible introduction to these new methodologies and will be an invaluable tool to all who are involved in systematic reviewing. It aims to guide and assist researchers and professionals in choosing the right approach for their particular review projects.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Health care policymakers & practitioners now recognise the potential contribution of qualitative research to support decision making. Different methodological approaches have been developed & used in practice. This book offers a review of the field.
Main Description
A considerable number of journal publications using a range of qualitative synthesis approaches has been published. Mary Dixon-Woods and colleagues (Mary Dixon-Woods, Booth, & Sutton, 2007) identified 42 qualitative evidence synthesis papers published in health care literature between 1990 and 2004. An ongoing update by Hannes and Macaitis (2010)identified around 100 additional qualitative or mixed methods syntheses. Yet these generally lack a clear, detailed description of what was done and why (Greenhalgh et al, 2007; McInnes & Wimpenny, 2008) . Choices are most commonly influenced by what others have successfully used in the past or by a particular school of thought (Atkins et al, 2008; Britten et al, 2002). This is a substantive limitation. This book brings balance to the options available to researchers, including approaches that have not had a substantial uptake among researchers. It provides arguments for when and why researchers or other parties of interest should opt for a certain approach to synthesis, which challenges they might face in adopting it and what the potential strengths and weaknesses are compared with other approaches. This book acts as a resource for readers who would otherwise have to piece together the methodology from a range of journal articles. In addition, it should stimulate further development and documentation of synthesis methodology in a field that is characterized by diversity.
Table of Contents
List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
"It looks great but how do I know if it fits?": an introduction to meta-synthesis researchp. 1
Obstacles to the implementation of evidence-based practice in Belgium: a worked example of meta-aggregationp. 21
Medicine taking for asthma: a worked example of meta-ethnographyp. 41
The use of morphine to treat cancer related pain: a worked example of critical interpretive synthesisp. 59
The Internet in medical education: a worked example of a realist reviewp. 83
Mixed methods synthesis: a worked examplep. 113
Bayesian approaches to the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research findingsp. 137
Conclusionp. 161
Indexp. 173
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