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Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

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 ... More


Political Methodology: Qualitative Methods

Charles C. Ragin, Dirk Berg‐Schlosser, and Gisèle de Meur

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Reviews qualitative methodology: its strengths, application, and its potential weaknesses. A comprehensive range of qualitative techniques is reviewed, and three main issues are highlighted for their ... More


Research Design: ‘Upscaling’ Qualitative Research

Louise Locock, Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, and Louise Fitzgerald

in Knowledge to Action?: Evidence-Based Health Care in Context

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259014
eISBN:
9780191718113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259014.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter commences with an explanation of positivist and interpretive paradigms in health services research. It then discusses case study design and indicators of ‘good’ quality qualitative ... More


The Shape of Sociology

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

There was a dramatic expansion of numbers but was there a parallel multiplication of theory and methods of research in the twentieth century? An answer is attempted here based on content analysis of ... More


Research for Health Policy

Erica Bell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199549337
eISBN:
9780191720635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549337.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Individuals working in health research want to be able to use their findings to influence health policy. However, frequently, research evidence remains detached from practice, and there is a divide ... More


Methods for Aggregating, Integrating, and Interpreting Qualitative Research

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

in Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

We argue for a nonhierarchical approach to systematic reviews, where each method within the broad family of systematic reviews (e.g., meta-analysis, qualitative synthesis, rapid evidence assessments) ... More


Mixed-Methods Research

Lawrence A. Palinkas

in Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195398489
eISBN:
9780199928583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398489.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Mixed-methods research refers to the integrated use of quantitative and qualitative methods in the same study or project. Mixed-methods designs are considered to be particularly appropriate for ... More


Qualitative methods of data collection and analysis

Sheila Payne

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530251
eISBN:
9780191729980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. It also serves as an introduction to the most useful and frequently used methods in palliative ... More


Evolution of Qualitative Synthesis within Systematic Reviews

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

in Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The introduction chapter of the book explores the evolution of qualitative research within the framework of evidence-based practice and its inclusion in the family of systematic reviews. This chapter ... More


Using Qualitative Methods to Understand What the Policy Did

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Once policies have been selected and implemented, social policy analysis can yield to social policy evaluation, that is, determining what happened as a result of the policy. This chapter introduces ... More


Organizational Process Research: Research Style and Methods

Terry McNulty and Ewan Ferlie

in Reengineering Health Care: The Complexities of Organizational Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269075
eISBN:
9780191699351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269075.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter presents the methodological issues associated with the process research approach used in this study. The what questions were explored by a project at ScHARR. The study requires ... More


Overview of Mixed-Method Systematic Review Designs

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

in Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter, will explore some of the steps for conducting multimethod approaches to systematic reviews. Mixed-method synthesis designs include both quantitative and qualitative designs. We begin ... More


Scope and Methods

John Child, David Faulkner, and Robert Pitkethly

in The Management of International Acquisitions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267101
eISBN:
9780191716706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267101.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter describes the scope and methods of the original research undertaken for this book. It explains how the combination of a survey and case studies — employing primarily quantitative and ... More


Using Mixed Methods to Understand What the Policy Did

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter combines qualitative and quantitative methods into what is called mixed methods research and presents information on this approach to policy research and program evaluation. We then use ... More


Clarifying Methodological Issues: A Way Forward

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky

in Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387216
eISBN:
9780199932092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387216.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Although there are a number of qualitative researchers who support the development of methods that integrate knowledge across studies, these same authors also acknowledge that the broad term ... More


Policy Advice as Storyline: Narrative Knowledge and Expert Practices

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter emphasizes the relation of narration to practical reason and the giving of good reasons. Not only does the explication demonstrate how policy narratives relate to factual information, ... More


Implementing the Randomized Controlled Trial

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

in Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 6 focuses on preparing the setting for the intervention and highlights the necessity for ongoing cooperation. The use of computer technology for recruitment and tracking of participants is ... More


Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health Promotion is a relatively new discipline and there is little in the way of practical help for choosing and implementing appropriate evaluation methods. As the demands for rigorous evaluation ... More


Research Methods

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter aims to outline the premises of the qualitative research, to show the relevance of qualitative methods to palliative care and to explain the specific methods used in this book. It seeks ... More


Qualitative Content Analysis

James W. Drisko and Tina Maschi

in Content Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines qualitative content analysis, a recent methodological innovation. Qualitative content analysis is defined and distinguished here from basic and interpretive approaches to ... More


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