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Handbook for Synthesizing Qualitative Research

ISBN-10: 0826156940

ISBN-13: 9780826156945

Edition: 2006

Authors: Margarete Sandelowski, Julie Barroso

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Written for graduate-level students and faculty in health care science disciplines, this handbook will help integrate the findings in reports of primary qualitative studies as well as extrapolate the methods and techniques used to create a qualitative research synthesis. Using reports of studies in two domains of research and across behavior, social science, and practice disciplines, this handbook helps: ? Locate qualitative research synthesis in qualitative research, research synthesis, research utilization, and evidence-based practice ? Locate the qualitative research synthesis enterprise in reading and writing practices ? Differentiate qualitative research synthesis from other forms of inquiry ? Formulate significant research problems and purposes for a qualitative research synthesis study ? Design credible qualitative research synthesis studies that fit available resources ? Conduct comprehensive searches for primary qualitative research reports in a target domain of inq
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Book details

List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Attitudes, Assumptions, and Caveats
The Urge to Synthesize
Conceiving the Qualitative Research Synthesis Study Resources
Searching For and Retrieving Qualitative Research Reports
Appraising Reports of Qualitative Studies
Classifying the Findings in Qualitative Research Reports
Synthesizing Qualitative Research Findings: Qualitative Metasummary
Synthesizing Qualitative Research Findings: Qualitative Metasynthesis
Optimizing the Validity of Qualitative Research Synthesis Studies
Presenting Syntheses of Qualitative Research Findings
Appendix
Index