Attree, Pamela M. and Milton, Beth (2006) Critically appraising qualitative research for systematic reviews: defusing the methodological cluster bombs. Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research Debate and Practice, 2 (1). pp. 109-126. ISSN 1744-2656Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the place of qualitative research within systematic reviews as evidence for policy, discusses the critical appraisal process as applied to qualitative research, and gives illustrative examples of sound qualitative studies from the health policy field. A checklist is a useful tool for the quality evaluation of qualitative research, facilitating comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of different studies, and should stimulate debate between reviewers as part of the broader critical appraisal process. Critical appraisal must be central to research syntheses, thus enabling reviewers to make only good-quality qualitative evidence accessible for policy makers and practitioners.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research Debate and Practice|
|Additional Information:||This is an output from the authors' NHS-funded postdoctoral research fellowships. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||SYSTEMATIC REVIEW ; QUALITATIVE ; CRITICAL APPRAISAL ; QUALITY CRITERIA|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2008 15:57|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:19|
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