Tokens awarded to the resource speaker as parting gifts by the event organizers. (L-R) Ms. Carmen Bolinto (representing the Philippine Nurses Association - Baguio City Chapter); Dr. Erlinda Palaganas (Chair, CRHRDC Capability Building Committee); Ms. Teresa Bastan (representing the Saint Louis University - School of Nursing Faculty); Dr. Dalmacio Dennis Flores III, PhD, ACRN (Resource Speaker from the University of Pennsylvania); and Dr. Raymundo Rovillos (Chair, CRHRDC and Chancellor, University of the Philippines Baguio)
The Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC), through its Capability Building Committee, in collaboration with the Philippine Nurses Association - Baguio City Chapter and the Saint Louis University - School of Nursing, initiated the colloquium on Conducting Qualitative Metasynthesis: Insights from a New Investigator with the dynamic and very humble resource speaker, Mr. Dalmacio Dennis Flores III, PhD, ACRN (University of Pennsylvania). This was conducted on 9 December 2017 at the AVR, College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Baguio.
Qualitative metasynthesis is not a new approach in research. However, a few researchers are adept in utilizing such approach along with meta-analysis. This process requires rigorous qualitative methods to synthesize existing qualitative studies to construct greater meaning through an interpretative process. The purpose of the seminar is to describe qualitative metasynthesis as an innovative research approach as it can offer a promising practice in many fields. The seminar also aimed to further explore how qualitative metasynthesis can be a practical and effective approach of inquiry as they continue to broaden their understanding about numerous phenomena (Erwin, Brotherson Summers, 2011).