• Sep 24, 2017
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How to report qualitative research?

Contribution by NA
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Sep 22, 2015

Brief Description

Research team and reflexivity Study design Setting Data collection Analysis and findings

Detail Description

Research team and reflexivity
• Interviewer/facilitator: Which author/s conducted the interview or focus group?
• Credentials:What were the researcher’s credentials? E.g. PhD, MD
• Occupation: What was their occupation at the time of the study?
• Gender:Was the researcher male or female?
• Experience and training:What experience or training did the researcher have?

Study design
• Methodological orientation and Theory: What methodological orientation was stated to underpin the study? e.g. grounded theory, discourse analysis, ethnography, phenomenology, content analysis
• Participant selection, Sampling: How were participants selected? e.g. purposive, convenience, consecutive, snowball
• Method of approach: How were participants approached? e.g. face-to-face, telephone, mail, email
• Sample size: How many participants were in the study?
• Non-participation:How many people refused to participate or dropped out? Reasons?

Setting
• Setting of data collection:Where was the data collected? e.g. home, clinic, workplace
• Presence of non-participants:Was anyone else present besides the participants and researchers?
• Description of sample:What are the important characteristics of the sample? e.g. demographic data, date

Data collection
• Interview guide:Were questions, prompts, guides provided by the authors? Was it pilot tested?
• Repeat interviews:Were repeat interviews carried out? If yes, how many?
• Audio/visual recording:Did the research use audio or visual recording to collect the data?
• Field notes:Were field notes made during and/or after the interview or focus group?
• Duration: What was the duration of the interviews or focus group?
• Data saturation:Was data saturation discussed?
• Transcripts returned:Were transcripts returned to participants for comment and/or correction?

Analysis and findings
• Number of data coders:How many data coders coded the data?
• Derivation of themes: Were themes identified in advance or derived from the data?
• Software:What software, if applicable, was used to manage the data?
• Participant checking:Did participants provide feedback on the findings?

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