Effect sizes in qualitative research synthesis: How effect size calculations improve the quality of qualitative research synthesis

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Effect sizes in qualitative research synthesis : How effect size calculations improve the quality of qualitative research synthesis. / Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Hall, Elisabeth O C ; Westergren, Thomas et al.

2021. Abstract from Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid et al. Effect sizes in qualitative research synthesis: How effect size calculations improve the quality of qualitative research synthesis. Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, 04 Oct 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark, Conference abstract for conference, 2021.

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title = "Effect sizes in qualitative research synthesis: How effect size calculations improve the quality of qualitative research synthesis",
abstract = "Background:Qualitative systematic reviews (QSR) - often referred to as metasynthesis, synthesize findings of qualitative primary studies using qualitative methods. Unlike narrative overviews of literature, QSR are empiricalprojects that include the collection, critical appraisal, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. In a review about parents{\textquoteright} experiences of the transfer from paediatric to adult care for their adolescent or young adult children with chronicconditions, we integrated effect size calculations in the QRS of 23 primary studies.Interpretive researchers have argued that implementing effect sizes calculation in the analyses enhance the process of verstehen/hermeneutics in that effect sizes calculations, as one component in QSR, assess the relative magnitude of the abstracted findings and ascertain which findings reports contributed to the final set of abstracted findings.Objective: To introduce to effect size calculations in qualitative research synthesis, and to establish how effect seize calculations may affect the analysis and final metasynthesis. Methods: In this presentation, we propose a rationale for effect seize calculations and their use in QSR. We demonstrate our use of effect sizes in own review, we show ways of integrating effect sizes in varied QSRs, andhow effect seize calculations affected the analysis and final metasynthesis.Results:Calculation of effect sizes enables transformation of qualitative data in extracting more meaning from those data and verifying the presence of a pattern or theme, and effect sizes can avoid the possibility of over or underweighting findings.Limitation is that equal weight may be given to each study regardless of how many participants a study has. However, quality is not just associated with numbers of participants but with what the study adds to the knowledge ofthe topic.Conclusion: This discussion contributes to careful considerations among qualitative research reviewers when contemplating about integrating effect size calculations in future qualitative research synthesis.",
author = "Ludvigsen, {Mette Spliid} and Hall, {Elisabeth O C} and Thomas Westergren and Hanne Aagaard and Liv Fegran",
year = "2021",
language = "English",
note = "null ; Conference date: 04-10-2021 Through 06-10-2021",

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TY - ABST

T1 - Effect sizes in qualitative research synthesis

AU - Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid

AU - Hall, Elisabeth O C

AU - Westergren, Thomas

AU - Aagaard, Hanne

AU - Fegran, Liv

PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - Background:Qualitative systematic reviews (QSR) - often referred to as metasynthesis, synthesize findings of qualitative primary studies using qualitative methods. Unlike narrative overviews of literature, QSR are empiricalprojects that include the collection, critical appraisal, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. In a review about parents’ experiences of the transfer from paediatric to adult care for their adolescent or young adult children with chronicconditions, we integrated effect size calculations in the QRS of 23 primary studies.Interpretive researchers have argued that implementing effect sizes calculation in the analyses enhance the process of verstehen/hermeneutics in that effect sizes calculations, as one component in QSR, assess the relative magnitude of the abstracted findings and ascertain which findings reports contributed to the final set of abstracted findings.Objective: To introduce to effect size calculations in qualitative research synthesis, and to establish how effect seize calculations may affect the analysis and final metasynthesis. Methods: In this presentation, we propose a rationale for effect seize calculations and their use in QSR. We demonstrate our use of effect sizes in own review, we show ways of integrating effect sizes in varied QSRs, andhow effect seize calculations affected the analysis and final metasynthesis.Results:Calculation of effect sizes enables transformation of qualitative data in extracting more meaning from those data and verifying the presence of a pattern or theme, and effect sizes can avoid the possibility of over or underweighting findings.Limitation is that equal weight may be given to each study regardless of how many participants a study has. However, quality is not just associated with numbers of participants but with what the study adds to the knowledge ofthe topic.Conclusion: This discussion contributes to careful considerations among qualitative research reviewers when contemplating about integrating effect size calculations in future qualitative research synthesis.

AB - Background:Qualitative systematic reviews (QSR) - often referred to as metasynthesis, synthesize findings of qualitative primary studies using qualitative methods. Unlike narrative overviews of literature, QSR are empiricalprojects that include the collection, critical appraisal, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. In a review about parents’ experiences of the transfer from paediatric to adult care for their adolescent or young adult children with chronicconditions, we integrated effect size calculations in the QRS of 23 primary studies.Interpretive researchers have argued that implementing effect sizes calculation in the analyses enhance the process of verstehen/hermeneutics in that effect sizes calculations, as one component in QSR, assess the relative magnitude of the abstracted findings and ascertain which findings reports contributed to the final set of abstracted findings.Objective: To introduce to effect size calculations in qualitative research synthesis, and to establish how effect seize calculations may affect the analysis and final metasynthesis. Methods: In this presentation, we propose a rationale for effect seize calculations and their use in QSR. We demonstrate our use of effect sizes in own review, we show ways of integrating effect sizes in varied QSRs, andhow effect seize calculations affected the analysis and final metasynthesis.Results:Calculation of effect sizes enables transformation of qualitative data in extracting more meaning from those data and verifying the presence of a pattern or theme, and effect sizes can avoid the possibility of over or underweighting findings.Limitation is that equal weight may be given to each study regardless of how many participants a study has. However, quality is not just associated with numbers of participants but with what the study adds to the knowledge ofthe topic.Conclusion: This discussion contributes to careful considerations among qualitative research reviewers when contemplating about integrating effect size calculations in future qualitative research synthesis.

M3 - Conference abstract for conference

Y2 - 4 October 2021 through 6 October 2021

ER -