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Open AccessMapping the landscape of knowledge synthesis

28 August 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Knowledge translation is the means by which evidence-based practice is used in health care. Knowledge synthesis, a foundational element of knowledge translation, is...

Systematic reviews

15 April 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Despite the increasing popularity of systematic reviews, there remains a need to ensure that they are conducted rigorously and provide an objective critical summary...

Qualitative meta-synthesis: a guide for the novice

01 January 2008

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

An ancient Buddhist parable details the attempts of several blind men to describe an elephant. On feeling the trunk, one proclaims it to be rather like a snake;...

Synthesising the literature as part of a literature review

18 March 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines how to synthesise and critique research literature. To place the process of synthesising the research literature into context, the article...