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Greater than the sum of its parts: the role of Qualitative Evidence Synthes...

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NUI Galway

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Background

Health care policy and practice decisions should be based on a synthesis of the global body of evidence rather than relying on individual studies. Evidence Synthesis Ireland promotes evidence based healthcare policy and practice by supporting high quality, relevant systematic reviews including the synthesis of qualitative evidence.

Aim

This event will provide knowledge and practical experience of methods of qualitative evidence synthesis (QES). By the end of this course, participants will be able to select an appropriate method for synthesis in a literature on their own topic and operationalize a strategy to take this through to synthesis and presentation.

Learning outcomes

In this course, participants will be enabled to:

  • Gain knowledge and practical experience of methods of qualitative evidence synthesis (QES).

  • Understand thematic synthesis

  • Understand framework synthesis

  • Understand meta-ethnography

Teaching strategies

After a brief overview of the QES process the main body of the course will focus on the three most common and most flexible methods of synthesis namely, thematic synthesis, framework synthesis and meta-ethnography. Participants will be given an opportunity to try these three different methods; extracting data from some sample qualitative research studies and looking how to bring them together within a synthesis. Some considerations when choosing appropriate methods of synthesis will be rehearsed together with some of the current debates and controversies associated with the process.

Requirements

Participants are requested to bring their laptop to the workshop for the practical exercises.

Course content/timetable

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome, introductions, housekeeping

09:45 Qualitative Evidence Synthesis – What is it and where does it come from?

10:05 The QES Process – Similar yet Different!

10:30 Choosing an Appropriate Method of Synthesis – Practical Exercise

11:00 Break

11:20 Data Extraction and QES

11:35 Data Extraction – Practical Exercise

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Thematic Synthesis – An Overview

13:50 Thematic Synthesis – Practical

14:45 Framework Synthesis – An Overview

14:55 Framework Synthesis – Practical

15:30 Break

15:50 Meta-ethnography – An Overview

16:10 Meta-ethnography – Practical

16:40 Presenting the Results of a Synthesis

16:55 Questions and Feedback

17:00 Close

Facilitator

Dr Andrew Booth, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield.

Dr Pauline Meskell, Senior lecturer in Nursing & Health Research, University of Limerick.

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