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Systematic Reviews: Qualitative Analysis

Qualitative Synthesis

qualitative analysis

Finding What Works in Health Care (p. 176) details the best practices for performing a qualitative analysis:

-"Describe the clinical and methodological characteristics of the included studies"

-"Describe the strengths and limitations of individual studies and patterns across studies"

-"Describe...how flaws in the design or execution of the study...could bias the results"

-"Describe the relationships between the characteristics of the individual studies and their reported findings and patterns across studies"

-"Discuss the relevance of individual studies to the populations, comparisons, cointerventions, settings, and outcomes or measures of interest"

(Eden et al., 2011, p. 176)