Bayesian Approaches to the Synthesis of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Findings
The Bayesian statistical framework naturally combines information from different sources, making it especially applicable to mixed research synthesis. We illustrate three different Bayesian approaches to the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research findings to address the research question "Which factors are associated with HIV antiretroviral medication adherence?" Although all three approaches were designed to incorporate information from both types of studies, they use this information in different ways. The assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages of each approach are discussed. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..
Crandell, JL; Voils, CI; Sandelowski, M
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