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Table 3 Search strategy (in Medline)

From: Convergent and sequential synthesis designs: implications for conducting and reporting systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Concepts Terms searched
Mixing studies, methods, or data 1. mixed method*.mp
2. mixed stud*.mp
3. mixed research.mp
4. mixed knowledge.mp
5. multi-method*.mp
6. multimethod*
7. multiple method*.mp
8. OR/1-7
Quantitative and qualitative 9. quantitative.mp
10. trial*.mp
11. qualitative.mp
12. 9 or 10
13. 11 and 12
Reviews or syntheses 14. systemat* review*.mp
15. systemat* synthes*.mp
16. critical review*.mp
17. critical synthes*.mp
18. structured review*.mp
19. structured synthes*.mp
20. integrat* review*.mp
21. integrat* synthes*.mp
22. (literature adj3 review*).mp
23. (literature adj3 synthes*).mp
24. research review*.mp
25. research synthes*.mp
26. evidence review*.mp
27. evidence synthes*.mp
28. comprehensive review*.mp
29. comprehensive synthes*.mp
30. OR/14-29
Specific synthesis methods 31. realist review*.mp
32. realist synthes*.mp
33. meta-narrative review*.mp
34. meta-narrative synthes*.mp
35. critical interpretive review*.mp
36. critical interpretive synthes*.mp
37. 31 or 32 or 33 or 34 or 35 or 36
Combination and limits 38. 8 or 13
39. 30 and 38
40. 37 or 39
41. limit 40 to (English or French)