Assessing qualitative research for systematic reviews

Do you search for studies for potential inclusion in qualitative systematic reviews? If you do, you might be interested in this quality assessment tool developed by Dr Christopher Carroll and Dr Andrew Booth.  QuaRT aims to assist reviewers with decisions about inclusion and exclusion of qualitative studies by asking questions in 4 domains:  question and study design, selection of participants, method of data collection and method of data analysis.  This is still a new tool and as it has been developed during writing of a health technology assessment, it has not gone through metholdological development, testing and evaluation. If you plan to use this tool, Drs Carroll and Booth would be interested to hear from you. http://quart.pbworks.com

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