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Testing methodological developments in the conduct of narrative synthesis: a demonstration review of research on the implementation of smoke alarm interventions

Arai, Lisa and Britten, Nicky and Popay, Jennie and Roberts, Helen and Petticrew, Mark and Rodgers, Mark and Sowden, Amanda (2007) Testing methodological developments in the conduct of narrative synthesis: a demonstration review of research on the implementation of smoke alarm interventions. Evidence and Policy : A Journal of Research Debate and Practice, 3 (3). pp. 361-383. ISSN 1744-2648

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Abstract

In the context of systematic reviews, statistical meta-analysis of findings is not always possible. Where this is the case, or where a review of implementation evidence is required, narrative synthesis of data is typically undertaken. Drawing on recently developed guidance aimed at those undertaking data synthesis - and information on the implementation of domestic smoke detectors - we present findings from a demonstration of the tools and techniques that can be used in a narrative synthesis. The work demonstrates how this process can be made more transparent, and suggests that using the tools and techniques can improve the quality of narrative synthesis.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Evidence and Policy : A Journal of Research Debate and Practice
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrative ; Synthesis ; Implementation ; Methodology
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 61573
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2013 09:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 22:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/61573

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