Appendix C.2 - Supplementary QA Form for Qualitative Evidence32
How credible are the findings?
How has knowledge/understanding been extended by the research?
How well does the study address the original aims and purpose?
How well is the scope for drawing wider inference explained?
How defensible is the research design?
How well defended is the sample design/target selection of cases?
Sample composition/case inclusion - how well is coverage described?
How well was the data collection carried out?
How well was the approach to/formulation of the analysis conveyed?
How well are the contexts of data sources retained/portrayed?
How well has diversity of perspective and content been explored?
How well has detail, depth and richness of data been conveyed?
How clear are the links between data, interpretation and conclusions?
How clear and coherent is the reporting?
How clear are the assumptions/theoretical perspectives/values that
shaped the form and output of the study?
What evidence is there of attention to ethical issues?
How adequately has the research process been documented?
The framework is provided in more detail in Spencer et al. (2003)
Effectiveness of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems: A Systematic Review