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Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky


Qualitative synthesis within the family of systematic reviews meets an urgent need to use knowledge derived from qualitative studies to inform practice, research, and policy. Despite the contingent nature of evidence gleaned from the synthesis of qualitative studies, systematic synthesis is an important technique and, used judiciously, can deepen our understanding of the contextual dimensions that emerge from qualitative research. This book presents an overview for planning, developing, and implementing qualitative synthesis within existing protocols and guidelines for conducting systematic re ... More

Keywords: qualitative synthesis, systematic reviews, evidence-based practice, qualitative research, qualitative methods, implementation science, social work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Saini, author
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Aron Shlonsky, author
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto