In News, Training

QUESTS and the Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG), in conjunction with the Disciplines of Occupational Therapy and Radiation Therapy, Trinity College Dublin, hosted a successful one-day interactive workshop on Qualitative Evidence Synthesis on Friday 30 November 2018.

The workshop was run by Dr Catherine Houghton (Co-chair of QUESTS, and Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway), and Dr Jenny Mc Sharry (Assistant Director of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, and Lecturer in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway). Over 25 people participated in the workshop.

Workshop attendees had the opportunity to learn about, and practice using, qualitative evidence synthesis methods, including: (1) developing an appropriate qualitative synthesis question; (2) searching for qualitative research; (3) screening, data extraction and management; (4) appraising qualitative research; (5) selecting a qualitative synthesis methodology.

Sincere thanks to Dr Patrick Murphy, QUESTS Steering Group member, for leading the organisation and running of this event.

Interested in learning more about qualitative evidence synthesis?