Mixed Research Synthesis, Mixed Methods Synthesis, Mixed Methods Systematic Review, Mixed Studies Review, Qualitative & Quantitative Systematic Review
Mixed Methods Reviews "broaden the conceptualization of evidence, [are] more methodologically inclusive and produce syntheses of evidence that will be accessible to and usable by a wider range of consumers.” (Sandelowski et al. (2012))
"Mixed-methods systematic reviews can be defined as combining the findings of qualitative and quantitative studies within a single systematic review to address the same overlapping or complementary review questions." (Harden A. 2010)
"The mixed methods approach to conducting systematic reviews is a process whereby (1) comprehensive syntheses of two or more types of data (e.g. quantitative and qualitative) are conducted and then aggregated into a final, combined synthesis, or (2) qualitative and quantitative data are combined and synthesized in a single primary synthesis." (The Joanna Briggs Institute 2014 Reviewers Manual)
Mixed Methods Reviews are best designed for:
Sandelowski M, Leeman J, Knafl K, Crandell JL. Text-in-context: a method for extracting findings in mixed-methods mixed research synthesis studies. 2012; 69(6): 1428-37.
Harden A. Mixed-Methods Systematic Reviews: Integrating quantitative and qualitative findings. NCDDR:FOCUS. 2010.
Petticrew M, Rehfuess E, Noyes J, et al. Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions: how meta-analytical, qualitative, and mixed method approaches can contribute. J Clin Epid. 2013;66:1230-1243.
(Source: M. Petticrew et al (2013)
Systematic Review Service:
The health sciences library Chat with a Librarian service is available at https://www.library.temple.edu/hsl. Many of our librarians are available to provide systematic review education. Or you may reach the Team Lead, Stephanie Roth: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (215) 707-9469