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Table 3 Quality assessment of mixed methods and qualitative papers by year of publication

From: Including mixed methods research in systematic reviews: Examples from qualitative syntheses in TB and malaria control

  Credibility (“yes”) Description of context (“yes”) Rigour in conduct (score 4) Description of analysis (“yes”) Depth detail and richness (“yes”)
Qualitative studies
1985-2003 (n = 18) 11 (61%) 8 (44%) 3 (17%) 3 (17%) 7 (39%)
2004-2010 (n = 22) 15 (68%) 15 (68%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%) 10 (45%)
Total (n = 40) 26 (65%) 23 (58%) 8 (20%) 18 (45%) 17 (43%)
Mixed methods studies
1985-2003 (n = 19) 5 (26%) 6 (32%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%)
2004-2010 (n = 19) 7 (37%) 14 (74%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 4 (21%)
Total (n = 38) 12 (32%) 20 (53%) 4 (11%) 10 (26%) 7 (18%)