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Table 4 Quality assessment according to modified CASP criteria

From: Lifelong learning and nurses’ continuing professional development, a metasynthesis of the literature

Criteria Totally met Partially met Not met
Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research? 18 3  
Is a qualitative methodology appropriate? 21   
Was the research design appropriate to address the aims of the research? 18 3  
Was the recruitment strategy appropriate to the aims of the research? 17 4  
Were the data collected in a way that addressed the research issue? 18 3  
Has the relationship between researcher and participants been adequately considered and reported 2 2 17
Have ethical issues been taken into consideration 9 10 2
Is there a clear statement of findings? 20 1  
Available Open Access 18   3