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Qualitative and mixed methods studies

Qualitative and mixed methods studies should include the following sections:

  • List of abbreviations / glossary 
  • Abstract 
  • Plain English Summary 
  • Scientific Summary 
  • Context
  • Research objectives
  • Literature search / review
  • Methodology (including any changes to the protocol) 
  • Data sources
  • Modes of analysis / interpretation
  • Literature searches (positioning as appropriate)
  • Results of qualitative study & results of quantitative study (if mixed methods) / application (structure of reporting will vary between studies and may require several chapters) 
  • Discussion (including robustness of the results and limitations) 
  • Conclusions (implications for healthcare; recommendations for research) 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • References 
  • Appendices