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Stage 6: Analysis & Synthesis: Home

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Data Analysis & Synthesis

Synthesis is the stage of the review process where extracted data is analyzed and evaluated. This may be done qualitatively (e.g., meta-synthesis, narrative approach) and/or pooled together for quantitative analysis (e.g., meta-analysis).

Data synthesis is a significant stage in the review process, as it determines the outcomes and implications of the review.

For this stage, you will:

Refer to the following graphic to determine which stage you are at, then navigate to the corresponding tab in the top-left corner for information and resources on how to facilitate this step.