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Assessing quality in qualitative research can be very different to other research types. Here we have compiled some resources which may help to assess the quality of research in different ways.

10 Tips for Reviewing a Qualitative Paper: this helpful, thoughtfully written blog provides an excellent overview of the main things to consider when reviewing qualitative papers, from the epistemology to the context and methodology. 

Quality assurance of qualitative research: a review of the discourse: this Health Research and Systems Policy article brings together 37 texts which provide discourses around ensuring quality in the qualitative research process, determining two main narratives. 

Quality assurance of qualitative research: a suggested approach for assessing and strengthening qualitative research within global health trials: this paper and its useful associated resources considers practical recommendations for assessing quality when using qualitative methodologies to study global health trials.