All our workshops are supported by NSF and are at no cost to participants. Lodging and travel not included.

Upcoming Webinars

Qualitative Meta-Synthesis for Social Justice and Policy Reform: What, How, and Why

Date: Thursday, April 27 2023

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET with Coffee Hour from 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET

What is this webinar about

A qualitative meta-synthesis looks at the findings from qualitative research to answer a synthesis question and construct greater meaning for a field.

This webinar is split into two parts. The first part will provide an overview of the qualitative meta-synthesis process and how our team conducts the steps of this method. Aspects of our approach to qualitative meta-synthesis may be useful for scholars in any discipline.

The second part will discuss how qualitative meta-synthesis can be used for social justice and policy reform efforts. We will describe how our qualitative meta-synthesis projects have intersected with local and national policy and practice.

This webinar will include:

  • an overview of qualitative meta-synthesis
  • discussion of two case studies
  • brief small-group sessions to discuss ideas for meta-syntheses that can support policy reform

Register for this Webinar Here

Upcoming In-Person Workshops

Refining Your Meta-Synthesis Skills​: An In-Person Intensive Workshop

Dates: June 5-8, 2023

Location: Cambridge, MA

Past Workshops and Presentations

  • Meta-Synthesis Grant Writing
    • July 13, 2022
    • Hosted by FVSU
  • Meta-Synthesis Manuscript Writing
    • June 29, 2022
    • Hosted by FVSU
  • Qualitative Meta-Synthesis: Summer Intensive Workshop
    • June 1 and June 15, 2022
    • Hosted by FVSU
  • Qualitative Meta-Synthesis for Social Justice and Policy Reform
    • April 8, 2022
    • Hosted by Boston University
  • An Introduction to Qualitative Meta-Synthesis
    • February 11 and March 4, 2022
    • Hosted by UMass Boston
  • Meta-Synthesis Findings: Women of Color in STEM Undergraduate Education
    • February 2, 2022
    • Hosted by UMass Boston
    • Learn about the outcomes of our qualitative meta-synthesis