Identifying and Synthesizing Qualitative Literature

  • Shaw R
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This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the qualitative methods most commonly used in the mental health and psychotherapy arena.Chapters are written by leading researchers and the editors are experienced qualitative researchers, clinical trainers, and mental health practitionersProvides chapter-by-chapter guidance on conducting a qualitative study from across a range of approachesOffers guidance on how to review and appraise existing qualitative literature, how to choose the most appropriate method, and how to consider ethical issuesDemonstrates how specific methods have been applied to questions in mental health researchUses examples drawn from recent research, including research with service users, in mental health practice and in psychotherapy

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  • CHIP tool
  • Designing a search strategy
  • Fitting qualitative research - into hierarchy of evidence
  • Identifying and synthesizing qualitative literature
  • Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT)
  • Locating, reviewing and synthesizing literature - mental health practitioners, and trainees
  • MEDLINE search strategy
  • Qualitative research, aligning with human science - a Pragmatic approach, valid scientific knowledge
  • Record keeping, and transparency - using PRISMA flowchart
  • Research question - the more focused it is, the better

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