Meta-synthesis method for qualitative research: a literature review.

@article{Walsh2005MetasynthesisMF,
  title={Meta-synthesis method for qualitative research: a literature review.},
  author={Donna J. Walsh and Soo Downe},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={
          204-11
        }
}
AIM This paper discusses the purpose and stages of meta-synthesis and the epistemological status of knowledge generated from the technique. Particular attention is paid to exploring the contested areas of the method that remain. BACKGROUND There is a growing interest in meta-synthesis as a technique for generating new insights and understanding from qualitative health care research. An increasing number of meta-synthesis papers are appearing in the nursing and midwifery literature. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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