Date and Time
11th May 2015 09:30 –– 12th May 2015 17:00
University of Edinburgh, Chrystal Macmillan Bldg


Workshop in synthesising qualitative research 

11-12 May 2015

University of Edinburgh


This workshop will take the format of a series of short lectures interspersed with small group working and discussions. The focus is on both on knowledge and skill building, and throughout the process engages the participant to share their own experiences and how they want to apply their learning.

During the course you will learn:

-Reasons why you might want to undertake a synthesis of qualitative research
-Different types of synthesis

Methods for a synthesis of qualitative studies
How to:

  • devise a good review question
  • develop inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • search for studies
  • apply the inclusion criteria
  • extract data
  • quality appraise
  • analysis and synthesis (different approaches including thematic synthesis and meta-ethnography)

The course will have a mixture of teaching and practical skill sessions with an emphasis on shared learning, and the development of a set of skills that should enable to undertake a review.

Level of prior learning required: it would be useful if participants had an understanding of either qualitative research, or systematic literature searching.

Organisation details

The organiser of this event is Ruth Jepson and further questions can be directed to her at

Students based at Scottish Universities (outwith Edinburgh) who do not have pre-existing sources of funding for travel can apply for travel and accommodation expenses to be reimbursed after the event. Students based at Universities outwith Scotland must fund their travel and accommodation costs themselves. 



To register for this training event, please go to eventbrite.  

Last updated 15 Jan 2015 4:31pm