1. The title of the research study.
The title of the research study is "COREQ checklist: A list of elements that should be present in all reports of qualitative research.
2. The author(s).
The author(s) are listed as "Karen J. Mitchell and Ashley D. Farmer.
3. The institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s).
The institutional affiliations of the authors are listed as "University of South Carolina.
4. A clear and concise statement of the problem or question being studied.
The problem or question being studied is how to report qualitative research in a clear and concise manner.
5. The theoretical perspective underlying the study.
The theoretical perspective underlying the study is that all reports of qualitative research should include certain elements, which are detailed in the COREQ checklist.
6. A description of the research design and methods used.
The research design used for this study was a review of existing literature on reporting qualitative research. The methods used were content analysis and thematic analysis.
7. Selection criteria for participants and informants.
There were no specific selection criteria for participants or informants in this study.
8. Data collection procedures, including how audio or video recordings were made.
Data collection for this study consisted of a review of existing literature on reporting qualitative research. No audio or video recordings were made.
9. Analysis procedures, including how transcripts were read and coded.
Analysis procedures included content analysis and thematic analysis. Transcripts were not used in this study.
10. Findings, organized by themes or categories.
The findings are organized by the elements of the COREQ checklist.
11. Implications of the findings for theory, practice, and future research.
The implications of the findings are that all reports of qualitative research should include the elements detailed in the COREQ checklist. Future research could explore how well reports of qualitative research adhere to the COREQ checklist.