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Which review is that? A guide to review types.

A typology of literature reviews

Meta-summary

 

"A quantitatively oriented summary of qualitative findings (as opposed to data being transformed) developed to accommodate the distinctive features of qualitative surveys. The approach includes the extraction, grouping, and formatting of findings, and the calculation of frequency and intensity effect sizes, which can be used to produce mixed research syntheses and to conduct ‘posteriori’ analyses of the relationship between reports and findings. Meta-summaries can serve as a basis for a further synthesis." (Sandelowski M, 2003)

 

Further Reading/Resources

Barnett-Page, E., & Thomas, J. (2009). Methods for the synthesis of qualitative research: a critical review. BMC medical research methodology, 9(1), 1-11. Full Text

Sandelowski, M., & Barroso, J. (2003). Creating metasummaries of qualitative findings. Nursing research52(4), 226-233. Full Text

 

Examples

Ho, J. S., Sia, C. H., Chan, M. Y., Lin, W., & Wong, R. C. (2020). Coronavirus-induced myocarditis: a meta-summary of cases. Heart & Lung, 49(6), 681-685. Full Text

Kanadli, S. (2019). A meta-summary of qualitative findings about STEM education. International Journal of Instruction12(1), 959-976. Full Text

 

References
Sandelowski, M., & Barroso, J. (2003). Creating metasummaries of qualitative findings. Nursing research52(4), 226-233. Full Text