Authors: Katherine Wimpenny (Co-lead Research, DMLL, CU) and Anthony Meadows (Associate Professor of Music Shenandoah University, US).
In this case study, we profile, synthesize, and represent qualitative research regarding the ways music therapists engage in, and make meaning from, clinical improvisation. We share the synthesis process. We highlight how qualitative research synthesis was used to analyze, synthesize, and interpret the findings from robust qualitative studies that address the research theme.
Furthermore, as a means of broadening dialogues, opening up the landscape more fully, and sharing our response to the analysis and interpretation of the data, we discuss how we conducted an an arts-informed re-presentation of the synthesis.