
Quality criterion  Met criterion  Did not meet criterion  Unclear 

Is this study qualitative research?  10   
Are the research questions clearly stated?  9   1 
Is the qualitative approach clearly justified?  4  4  2 
Is the approach appropriate for the research question?  9   1 
Is the study context clearly described?  8   2 
Is the role of the researcher clearly described?  7  2  1 
Is the sampling method clearly described?  7   1 
Is the sampling strategy appropriate for the research question?  7   3 
Is the method of data collection clearly described?  8   2 
Is the data collection method appropriate to the research question?  10   
Is the method of analysis clearly described?  5  1  4 
Is the analysis appropriate for the research question?  7   3 
Are the claims made supported by sufficient evidence?  10   
