Qualitative Evidence Synthesis (QES) is the broad term given to over 30 different methods of the synthesis of qualitative studies. By integrating or aggregating views across multiple qualitative studies, QES has the ability to bring together data to generate new conceptual or theoretical models, to provide evidence for the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions. QES can also identify areas where further research is required. As with any systematic review, the methods of QES must be transparent, systematic and rigorous.
There are 3 Qualitative evidence synthesis days planned for 2019 each of which will explore a different element of QES.