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ERIC Number: EJ906607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Examining the Inclusion of Quantitative Research in a Meta-Ethnographic Review
Booker, Rhae-Ann Richardson
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v4 n2 p57-74 2010
This study explored how one might extend meta-ethnography to quantitative research for the advancement of interpretive review methods. Using the same population of 139 studies on racial-ethnic matching as data, my investigation entailed an extended meta-ethnography (EME) and comparison of its results to a published meta-analysis (PMA). Adhering to the traditional meta-ethnographic inclusion criteria yielded 2 studies for the review. Extending meta-ethnography to include the interpretive discussion of quantitative primary studies led to my using more studies in the EME (N = 27) than in the PMA (N = 10) for the same topic. Ultimately, the EME results yielded a wider breadth of understanding that is within reach than the PMA. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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