Table 1

Summary of data collection and analysis methods

Type of dataMethod of collectionIncluded sampleMethod of analysis
InterviewsIn-depth, semistructured telephone interviews with frontline healthcare staff were conducted.24 interviews were conducted between 16 December 2020 and 3 March 2021.Emerging findings were summarised using RAP sheets, and verbatim transcripts were coded and analysed using framework analysis.
PoliciesRelevant policies on the COVID-19 vaccination programme were selected from, and policies and guidance documents published between 4 December 2020 and 15 February 2021 were identified.Data were extracted into Excel by hand, cross-checked by another researcher and analysed using the analytical framework.
  • RAP, rapid assessment procedure.