Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation
Qualitative metasynthesis (QM) is a research methodology that permits the meaningful integration and interpretation of qualitative research. This study applies a QM approach combined with constructivist grounded theory methods, bolstered by several features of research credibility, to examine the state of consultee-centered consultation (CCC) and related relational, process-oriented school consultation research. A systematic search and retrieval process including two rounds of appraisal resulted in a final sample of 38 relevant studies from 1995 to 2014. Data analyses included two stages of coding/ theme development. Integrated themes suggest a number of considerations regarding consultation implementation including: system-level factors; consultation structure; consultee voice, social-emotional support, and learning; ecological orientation and cultural responsiveness; and consultation training. Future research priorities stemming from these themes are identified and elaborated upon, as are future applications for QM in educational research.
Newman, Daniel; McKenney, Elizabeth L.W.; Silva, Arlene E.; Clare, Mary; Salmon, Diane; and Jackson, Safiyah, "A Qualitative Metasynthesis of Consultation Process Research: What We Know and Where to Go" (2016). SIUE Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 55.