Chapter 20. Meta-Narrative Mapping: A New Approach to the Systematic Review of Complex Evidence

  1. Brian Hurwitz1,
  2. Trisha Greenhalgh2 and
  3. Vieda Skultans3
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch21

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

How to Cite

Greenhalgh, T. (2004) Meta-Narrative Mapping: A New Approach to the Systematic Review of Complex Evidence, in Narrative Research in Health and Illness (eds B. Hurwitz, T. Greenhalgh and V. Skultans), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and the Arts, Department of English, King's College London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917928

Online ISBN: 9780470755167

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Keywords:

  • meta-narrative mapping;
  • complex evidence;
  • research study;
  • schema;
  • trial

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Systematic review: its origins and contribution

  • The research question: how do you spread good ideas?

  • “Normal science”, paradigms, and research traditions

  • Meta-narrative mapping: developing the technique

  • Some examples of meta-narratives on the spread of innovations

  • Meta-narrative mapping: a template for applying it more generally

  • An invitation to develop the technique

  • Acknowledgement