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Table 6 ENTREQ items relating to literature searching

From: Searching for qualitative research for inclusion in systematic reviews: a structured methodological review

ENTREQ item [88] Approach STARLITE [12]
3 approach to searching Indicate whether search was pre-planned or iterative; using comprehensive or theoretical sampling S—sampling strategy
4 inclusion criteria Specify inclusion/exclusion criteria (e.g. in terms of population, language, year limits, type of publication, study type) T—type of studies
R—range of years
L—limits
I—inclusions/exclusions
5 data sources Describe information sources used (e.g. electronic databases) E—electronic sources
A—approaches
6 electronic search strategy Describe literature search (e.g. provide electronic search strategies and search limits) T—terms used