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Table 1 Measures for ensuring trustworthiness

From: Community and healthcare providers’ perceptions of quality of private sector outpatient malaria care in North-western Ethiopia: a qualitative study

Strategy Criteria Applicability
Credibility Prolonged engagement The researcher served as malaria programme manager for over six years; in addition, in this study during data collection, the researcher spent more than three months studying in this area
Triangulation The data were collected, using semi structured INIs, FGDs and observations
Peer debriefing A sociologist with qualitative research expertise recoded the data and consensuses were reached on the theme, categories and subcategories
Member checking During data collection, the researcher verified the information of interviewees through paraphrasing. During analysis emerging themes and categories were shared with research participants; and finally, the result was shared with research participants in the study area
Transferability Dense Description The research presented the context with dense description; and detailed presentation of the result with verbatim transcripts
Dependability Dependable audit A sociologist recoded the data
Triangulation of data Data were collected, using an audio tape recorder, typed verbatim transcripts, field handwritten notes and observation
Dense description Detailed description of methodology was presented
Conformability Triangulation Triangulation of the findings of the researcher and independent research expert was considered
  1. The table presents summary of measures taken to ensure trustworthiness