Reporting Guidance

Report out today reveals how eMERGe meta-ethnography reporting guidance was created

The eMERGe project was established in 2015 in order to create reporting guidance for meta-ethnography. Meta-ethnography is the most widely used approach for synthesising, or pulling together, evidence from published qualitative research studies, such as those using interviews. However, meta-ethnographies are also often poorly reported meaning the evidence they could provide is less likely to be used  to improve health and social care.

Today the final project report from the eMERGe project has been published by the funder -the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR)  – on their website. The project officially ended in 2017, but it was not until now that the full project report could be made public.

Dr Emma France of the University of Stirling, who led the study, said: “The report will be of interest to those curious about how we created the meta-ethnography reporting guidance. It should also help people who are designing studies to develop reporting guidelines for other research approaches.”

The report can be found on the NIHR website here.