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Methods for the synthesis of qualitative research: a critical review

BMC Medical Research Methodology20099:59

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-9-59

Received: 9 March 2009

Accepted: 11 August 2009

Published: 11 August 2009

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Original Submission
9 Mar 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Apr 2009 Author responded Author comments - James Thomas
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Apr 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 May 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Rodgers
21 May 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helen J Smith
21 May 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rosaline Barbour
11 Jun 2009 Author responded Author comments - James Thomas
Resubmission - Version 4
11 Jun 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 4
29 Jun 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helen J Smith
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
3 Aug 2009 Author responded Author comments - James Thomas
Resubmission - Version 6
3 Aug 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 6
Resubmission - Version 7
Submitted Manuscript version 7
5 Aug 2009 Author responded Author comments - James Thomas
Resubmission - Version 8
5 Aug 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 8
Resubmission - Version 9
Submitted Manuscript version 9
10 Aug 2009 Author responded Author comments - James Thomas
Resubmission - Version 10
10 Aug 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 10
Publishing
11 Aug 2009 Editorially accepted
11 Aug 2009 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-9-59

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

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Social Science Research Unit, Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating (EPPI-) Centre

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