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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

Authors

Alexandra Feast

Martin Orrell

Georgina Charlesworth

Fiona Poland

Katie Featherstone

Nina Melunsky

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook E.D.Moniz-Cook@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Abstract

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.

Publication Date 2018
Journal Sage research methods cases psychology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Feast, A., Orrell, M., Charlesworth, G., Poland, F., Featherstone, K., Melunsky, N., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2018). Using meta-ethnography to synthesise relevant studies : Capturing the bigger picture in dementia with challenging behaviour within families
DOI https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526444899
Keywords Meta-ethnography
Publisher URL http://methods.sagepub.com/case/meta-ethnography-synthesize-relevant-studies-dementia-challenging-behavior
Copyright Statement © 2018 by SAGE Publications
Additional Information Case published in SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2.

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