Integrating qualitative research with trials in systematic reviews

Thomas, James and Harden, Angela and Oakley, Ann and Oliver, Sandy and Sutcliffe, Katy and Rees, Rebecca and Brunton, Ginny and Kavanagh, Josephine (2004) ‘Integrating qualitative research with trials in systematic reviews’, British Medical Journal, 328(7446), pp. 1010-1012.

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Abstract

The value of including data from different types of studies in systematic reviews of health interventions is increasingly recognised. A recent editorial accepted that qualitative research should be included in systematic reviews, but pointed to a “daunting array of theoretical and practical problems.”1 This article presents an approach to combining qualitative and quantitative research in a systematic review. We describe how we used this approach in a systematic review of interventions to promote healthy eating among children, full details of which are available.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Thomas, J. et al. (2004) ‘Integrating qualitative research with trials in systematic reviews’ British Medical Journal 328 (7446) 1010-1012.
Divisions: Schools > Health, Sports and Bioscience, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 13:20
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 12:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/942

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