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Table 1 Functions of qualitative research within PRECISE, by subject area

From: The contribution of qualitative research within the PRECISE study in sub-Saharan Africa

Functions of qualitative research within preciseHealth systemsHealth geographyMental healthCommunity engagementTraCerRespectful care
a. Provision of contextual information to support quantitative cohort implementation     
b. Provision of contextual information to be integrated in the interpretation of overall cohort findings   
c. Assessment of the acceptability of technology to be used in quantitative cohort     
d. Validation/adaptation of indicators/measures for quantitative cohort data analysis    
e. Independent qualitative or mixed methods agenda - defined as intention to publish at least some qualitative results separately from the main quantitative cohort findings
f. Identification of ideas for intervention development    
g. Validation/adaptation of indicators/measures for independent mixed methods research agenda