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Using meta-ethnography to synthesise relevant studies : Capturing the bigger picture in dementia with challenging behaviour within families

Feast, Alexandra; Orrell, Martin; Charlesworth, Georgina; Poland, Fiona; Featherstone, Katie; Melunsky, Nina; Moniz-Cook, Esme


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 synthesise 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.

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Publication Date 2018
Journal Sage research methods cases psychology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Meta-ethnography
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