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Synthesize included studies

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on May 12, 2013 at 3:25:11 pm
 

ROADMAP OF SYNTHESIS DESIGNS

 

3 main types of types of mixed studies synthesis designs: (1) sequential exploratory, (2) sequential explanatory, and (3) convergent.

 

 

1) Sequential exploratory synthesis

In sequential exploratory synthesis, the qualitative synthesis is followed by, and informs, the quantitative synthesis; and the quantitative synthesis generalizes or tests findings of the qualitative synthesis. The integration occurs between the phases (phase-one qualitative necessary for phase-two quantitative), and for interpreting results of the second phase. In phase-one (qualitative), results of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies are transformed into qualitative findings (e.g., types) using qualitative thematic analysis for instance. In phase-two (quantitative), results of quantitative studies are tabulated (pooled) and compared when there is a common entity across studies (e.g., an indicator for each type). Then, the interpretation of phase-one and phase-two results suggests new hypotheses and reveals knowledge gaps. 

 

 

Some studies that did a mixed studies reviews using sequential exploratory synthesis: 

 

 

 

2) Sequential explanatory synthesis

In sequential explanatory synthesis, the quantitative synthesis is followed by, and informs, the qualitative synthesis; and the qualitative synthesis helps to explain some results of the quantitative synthesis. The integration occurs between the phases (phase-one Quantitative is necessary for phase-two Qualitative), and for interpreting results of the second phase. In phase-one (quantitative), results of quantitative studies and quantitative results of mixed methods studies are tabulated (pooled in evidence tables) for instance, and the presence and importance of differences in effects are measured (e.g., using meta-analysis technique when appropriate). In phase-two (qualitative), findings of qualitative studies and qualitative findings of mixed methods studies are synthesized using qualitative thematic analysis for instance. Then, the interpretation of phase-one and phase-two results suggests new explication and reveals knowledge gaps.

 

Some studies that did a mixed studies reviews using sequential explanatory synthesis: 

 

 

 

3) Convergent synthesis

In convergent synthesis, results of included studies are complementary. The integration occurs for extracting and synthesizing these results using a transformation strategy. There are two categories of convergent synthesis design depending on the qualitative or quantitative nature of the data analysis: there is a qualitative synthesis or a quantitative synthesis of results of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. In the data extraction for a qualitative synthesis, results of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies are transformed into themes such as constructs, concepts and factors. In the data extraction for a quantitative synthesis, results of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies are transformed into variables and values. 

Some studies that did a mixed studies reviews using convergent synthesis: 

 

 

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