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Table 1 Qualitative assessment criteria utilised in the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) for qualitative methodologies [24]

From: Overweight and obese adolescents: what turns them off physical activity?

Screening questions

Clear statement of research aims

Appropriateness of qualitative methodology

Research design

Justification for research design


Explanation and justification for recruitment of participants

Data collection

Transparency and justification in relation to data collection methods


Specification of relationship between researcher and participants


Evidence of informed consent and ethical approval

Data Analysis

Explanation and evidence of rigor in the process of data analysis


Explicitness of findings and consideration to credibility of findings

Value of research

Contribution to knowledge and transferability of findings