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Conducting a meta-ethnography of qualitative literature: Lessons learnt

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, April 2008
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Title
Conducting a meta-ethnography of qualitative literature: Lessons learnt
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, April 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-8-21
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Authors

Salla Atkins, Simon Lewin, Helen Smith, Mark Engel, Atle Fretheim, Jimmy Volmink

Abstract

Qualitative synthesis has become more commonplace in recent years. Meta-ethnography is one of several methods for synthesising qualitative research and is being used increasingly within health care research. However, many aspects of the steps in the process remain ill-defined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 18 3%
Germany 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 509 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 133 24%
Student > Master 97 18%
Researcher 91 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 55 10%
Other 24 4%
Other 110 20%
Unknown 40 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 146 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 126 23%
Psychology 83 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 23 4%
Other 68 12%
Unknown 67 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
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