How to … synthesise qualitative data

Jennifer Johnston*, Aileen Barrett, Terese Stenfors

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Methods of qualitative synthesis are an important component of the research toolbox. In this article, we introduce several ways to approach qualitative data synthesis and discuss how to choose between them. We use published examples throughout to illustrate how these methods are used to address research questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-381
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Teacher
Issue number4
Early online date10 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2020

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