Using meta-ethnography to synthesize relevant studies: capturing the bigger picture in dementia with challenging behavior within families

Feast, Alexandra and Orrell, Martin and Charlesworth, Georgina and Poland, Fiona and Featherstone, Katie and Melunsky, Nina and Moniz-Cook, Esme (2018) Using meta-ethnography to synthesize relevant studies: capturing the bigger picture in dementia with challenging behavior within families. SAGE.

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Abstract

In understanding the range and depth of people’s experiences, it is important to include the wide range of approaches which capture the richness within a given knowledge base. However, systematic reviews using quantitative data alone risk missing findings that can contribute to a better understanding of a research question. In response, meta-ethnography has emerged as a potentially useful method to synthesize and integrate both qualitative and quantitative data from different perspectives using qualitative methodology. In this case study, we describe how we have used meta-ethnography to better understand how families experience dementia. We address a particular issue of selecting the highest quality evidence across a range of epistemologies.

Item Type: Other
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526444899
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 13:16
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 13:49
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49151

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