TableĀ 2

Quality assessment of studies with qualitative design

Patterson et al35Patterson et al37*Flowerdew et al38*Jaynes et al39*Schull et al36
Question/objective sufficiently described?22122
Study design evident and appropriate?22222
Context for the study clear?22222
Connection to a theoretical framework/wider body of knowledge?22211
Sampling strategy described, relevant and justified?22212
Data collection methods clearly described and systematic?12112
Data analysis clearly described and systematic?11102
Use of verification procedure(s) to establish credibility?02211
Conclusions supported by the results?22122
Reflexivity of the account?01111
Total points1418151317
Maximum points possible2020202020
Summary score, in percentage7090756585
  • *Study using quantitative and qualitative research methods.