Die Meta-Synthese zur Aggregation und Reflektion qualitativer Fallstudien

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Metasynthesis, the qualitative counterpart of metaanalysis (Hunt 1997), is defined as “an exploratory, inductive research design to synthesize primary qualitative case studies for the purpose of making contributions beyond those achieved in the original studies” (Hoon 2013: 523, see also Sandelowski 2000 and 1997, and Howell Major and Savin-Baden 2010).
This book chapter is introducing into the method based on an example - the support of brokerage of governance in company networks - from the entrepreneurship-research.
Meta-synthesis is suited to synthesize and aggregate case-based, qualitative empirical research, aggregate that needs interpretation on the meta-level and contributes to theory-building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDie Erforschung der sozialräumlichen Wirklichkeit : Qualitative Methoden in der Geographie und der sozialraumsensiblen Kulturforschung
EditorsJeannine Wintzer
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Publication date2018
StatePublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • Metasynthesis, Business Network, Brokerage, value co-creation