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Table 3 Quality criteria and results

From: Conducting a meta-ethnography of qualitative literature: Lessons learnt

Question Yes No Unclear
   1. Is this study qualitative research? 43 0 1
   2. Are the research questions clearly stated? 38 2 4
   3. Is the qualitative approach clearly justified? 13 22 9
   4. Is the approach appropriate for the research question? 42 2  
   5. Is the study context clearly described? 24 3 17
   6. Is the role of the researcher clearly described? 12 27 5
   7. Is the sampling method clearly described? 21 11 12
   8. Is the sampling strategy appropriate for the research question? 21 6 17
   9. Is the method of data collection clearly described? 31 1 12
   10. Is the data collection method appropriate to the research question? 37 0 7
   11. Is the method of analysis clearly described? 12 20 12
   12. Is the analysis appropriate for the research question? 17 10 17
   13. Are the claims made supported by sufficient evidence? 23 9 12