Meta-ethnography: An interpretative approach to qualitative evidence synthesis
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18 - 20 May 20120
3 days (including approximately 10.5 hours of lectures and 7.5 hours of practical sessions).
Registration will start at 9am on the first day, and the course will finish by 4pm on the final day.
To understand and have a working knowledge of meta-ethnography as an interpretive approach to qualitative evidence synthesis.
- To understand the key steps in conducting a meta-ethnography
- To understand the methodological challenges and debates surrounding qualitative synthesis
- To understand role of critical appraisal within meta-ethnography
- To understand recent attempts to include PPI and ensure quality in the reporting of meta-ethnography
Who the course is intended for
This course is designed for those curious about meta-ethnography and those wanting to understand whether meta-ethnography is the right qualitative evidence synthesis approach for them and their project.
No previous knowledge of synthesis is needed but the course may be specifically helpful to those planning or about to conduct a qualitative evidence synthesis.
The course content assumes prior experience of interpretive approaches to qualitative analysis.
The course contains lectures as well as more informal small group and practical sessions that provide a hands-on introduction to the steps of meta-ethnography. There will be an opportunity for participants to receive advice on individual research projects, and whether meta-ethnography is a suitable approach, in an ‘open surgery’ session at the end of day three.
Topics to be covered include:
- Introduction to role of meta-ethnography within evidence based medicine
- Search methods for qualitative evidence
- The role of critical appraisal within meta-ethnography and QES: critique of debates
- Data extraction within meta-ethnography
- Roles of translation within meta-ethnography
- Approaches to synthesis within meta-ethnography
- Role of PPI within meta-ethnography
- Reporting guidance for meta-ethnography
- Expert advice on individual projects
France, Emma F., et al. "A methodological systematic review of meta-ethnography conduct to articulate the complex analytical phases." BMC medical research methodology 19.1 (2019): 35.
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Bristol Medical School
39 Whatley Road
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