Introduction to Mixed Methods Synthesis
Pre-requisite: Participants will be expected to have conducted a systematic review of quantitate research, and to have knowledge of the methods for qualitative evidence synthesis Background: In addition
Pre-requisite: Participants will be expected to have conducted a systematic review of quantitate research, and to have knowledge of the methods for qualitative evidence synthesis
Background: In addition to understanding “what works” policy makers and practitioners often need to understand how something works, the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention, how best to implement it or whether there are unintended consequences. They may also want to understand how people value particular outcomes, or why differences in impact are seen. Qualitative evidence can often speak to these issues. Bringing together the insights from both quantitative and qualitative evidence can enhance the completeness, relevance or interpretation of the evidence base.
There are a number of ways in which quantitative and qualitative evidence can inform each other and a range of approaches and methods for mixed methods synthesis depending on the questions being asked and the data available which will be explore in this workshop.
Aim: To introduce approaches, tools and methodologies for mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses.
The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of:
• Approaches, tools and methodologies for mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses
• When mixed methods design might be appropriate and appropriate designs
• How to formulate mixed methods review questions
• Approaches to searching, study selection, data extraction and critical appraisal
To provide hands-on exercises relevant to mixed methods systematic reviews and syntheses
Learning Outcomes: In this course participants will be enabled to:
• Develop appropriate questions for mixed methods systematic reviews
• Consider appropriate approaches and tools for addressing these questions
• Be aware of the implications for searching, quality appraisal and synthesis of mixed methods systematic reviews
Date: 3rd & 5th November 2021
Time: 13:00 – 16:30pm (3rd) & 09:30 – 13:00 (5th)
Places: 30 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland
Skill Level: Introductory
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, decision makers, librarians, information specialists, and Evidence Synthesis Ireland fellows and teaching faculty who would like to learn more.
Teaching Strategies: The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations, small group work and plenary discussion.
Prof. Ruth Garside, Associate Professor in Evidence Synthesis, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter.
3 (Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 5 (Friday) 1:00 pm