Synthesizing Qualitative Studies
- George W. Noblit - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
- R. Dwight Hare - Northeast Louisiana University
Qualitative Research Methods
Although dated, this text remains a useful text to guide novice researchers to utilise meta-ethnography as a method of organising qualitative and/or ethnographic literature
This little gem of a book is essential reading for anyone wanting to delve further into the nuances of qualitative research, in particular into meta-synthesis. It is however very specialist and hence of limited value to those who do not need or want to plunge into these issues. Also, it is somewhat dated now and is heavily American in tone and example, thereby limiting its practical application in modern day European health settings. Having said that, I have not found a better source text for data translation.
Interesting book to complement the bibliography list for my Researching Education Module, especifcally focusing on Ethnography.
An excellent text which has a clear and supportive exposition. It should be read as a primary source by all who need to better understand qualitative synthetic technique.