Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Maximising the impact of qualitative research in feasibility studies for randomised controlled trials: guidance for researchers

O'Cathain, Alicia, Hoddinott, Pat, Lewin, Simon, Thomas, Kate J., Young, Bridget, Adamson, Joy, Jansen, Yvonne JFM., Mills, Nicola, Moore, Graham and Donovan, Jennifer 2015. Maximising the impact of qualitative research in feasibility studies for randomised controlled trials: guidance for researchers. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 1 , 32. 10.1186/s40814-015-0026-y

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Feasibility studies are increasingly undertaken in preparation for randomised controlled trials in order to explore uncertainties and enable trialists to optimise the intervention or the conduct of the trial. Qualitative research can be used to examine and address key uncertainties prior to a full trial. We present guidance that researchers, research funders and reviewers may wish to consider when assessing or undertaking qualitative research within feasibility studies for randomised controlled trials. The guidance consists of 16 items within five domains: research questions, data collection, analysis, teamwork and reporting. Appropriate and well conducted qualitative research can make an important contribution to feasibility studies for randomised controlled trials. This guidance may help researchers to consider the full range of contributions that qualitative research can make in relation to their particular trial. The guidance may also help researchers and others to reflect on the utility of such qualitative research in practice, so that trial teams can decide when and how best to use these approaches in future studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: BioMed Central
ISSN: 2055-5784
Date of Acceptance: 13 August 2015
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 08:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/76408

Citation Data

Cited 58 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item