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Table 1 Synthesis stages

From: Inequalities, harm reduction and non-combustible nicotine products: a meta-ethnography of qualitative evidence

Stage Process
First In-depth repeated reading of studies.
Second Creation of study sub-sets by NCNP type and line-by-line coding of first and second order themes.
Third Translation of first and second order themes within grouped studies to create ‘meta-themes’.
Fourth Creation of lines-of-argument informed by research questions within grouped studies.
Fifth Translation of lines-of-argument across NCNP types.