Meta-synthesis method for qualitative research: a literature review

Qualitative meta-synthesis as a methodology is then explored for its fit within this paradigm.

Meta Synthesis | Qualitative Research | Interdisciplinarity

The assumptions of phenomenology, ethnography and grounded theory are explored for their amenability to meta-synthesis and the possibility of coherent synthesis of findings across these methodologies.

A meta-synthesis of the qualitative evidence.

Gadamer's concepts of the hermeneutic circle, the fusion of horizons, and dialogue with the text are explored for the insight they provide into the place of qualitative meta-synthesis in inquiry.

BACKGROUND: Qualitative meta-synthesis is a recent development in qualitative inquiry that offers a means of enhancing the contribution of qualitative findings to the development of more formalized knowledge.


Also referred to as qualitative metasynthesis ..

N2 - Documenting and understanding caring are essential to explain client outcomes from nursing actions and to predict client well-being and health. To prepare for development of an outcomes-based operational model of caring, metasynthesis provided a method to aggregate findings from 16 qualitative studies on caring. Four essential, dynamic patterns emerged for a state-of-the-science description of nurses' caring from the patient perspective: interaction, knowledge, intentional response, and therapeutic outcomes. The patterns with their explanatory themes defined caring within the content, context, process, and outcomes of an operational model, providing the structure for research into the therapeutics of caring that will advance nursing practice.

Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Findings - SAGE Pub

- (Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses: Evolving Standards) developed quality and publication standards and training materials for realist reviews and the related approach of meta-narrative reviews.

Resilience: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis | Mental …

There is growing interest in theory-driven, qualitative and mixed-method approaches to systematic review as an alternative to (or to extend and supplement) conventional Cochrane-style reviews. These approaches offer the potential to expand the knowledge base in policy-relevant areas - for example by explaining the success, failure or mixed fortunes of complex interventions. However, the quality of such reviews can be difficult to assess. The RAMESES (Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses: Evolving Standards) project has produced:

Resilience: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis ..

Documenting and understanding caring are essential to explain client outcomes from nursing actions and to predict client well-being and health. To prepare for development of an outcomes-based operational model of caring, metasynthesis provided a method to aggregate findings from 16 qualitative studies on caring. Four essential, dynamic patterns emerged for a state-of-the-science description of nurses' caring from the patient perspective: interaction, knowledge, intentional response, and therapeutic outcomes. The patterns with their explanatory themes defined caring within the content, context, process, and outcomes of an operational model, providing the structure for research into the therapeutics of caring that will advance nursing practice.

Internet addiction: Meta-synthesis of qualitative research ..

b) Development of methodological guidance, publication standards and training materials for realist and meta-narrative reviews: the RAMESES (Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses - Evolving Standards) project