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Title: Integrating quantitative and qualitative research evidence: mixed-method synthesis approaches for complex reviews
Authors: Hannes, Karin
Thomas, James
Noyes, Jane
Issue Date: 2014
Conference: Cochrane Colloquium edition:22 location:Hyderabad, India date:22-26 September 2014
Abstract: Objectives:
Mixed method reviews require the combined use of qualitative and quantitative research evidence. They have recently gained popularity in the context of evaluating complex interventions. While there is a wealth of literature discussing the integration of primary quantitative and qualitative studies, little attention has been paid to methods for integrating qualitative and quantitative methods and evidence at the synthesis level. The objectives of this workshop are:
1.To increase awareness of selected meta-review designs and methodological options that facilitate the integration of qualitative and quantitative evidence
2.To show how selected methods can be applied in practice
3.To discuss the advantages and potential challenges of the selected methods to integrate qualitative and quantitative evidence
Description:
More recently, some pioneering work has been done within and outside the Cochrane Collaboration that warrants attention and may serve as preliminary guidance to Cochrane reviewers considering mixed method reviews. In this workshop, we will:
1.invite review authors to develop appropriate questions for mixed method reviews
2.present an outline of potential mixed method review designs
3.illustrate a selection of these design and methodological options with a worked example
4.discuss appropriate choices for review authors based on the sort of questions they generated
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Methodology of Educational Sciences

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