Qualitative research allows researchers to analyse human experience, perspective of a phenomena and provides useful exploratory insights into experiential matters and meaning, often explaining the ‘how’ and ‘why’. Qualitative evidences are naturalistic and humanistic. The appraisal and rigour in qualitative research often referred as trustworthiness. It is also important to appraise qualitative studies in relation to the specific methodology used because the methodological approach may have influence on the ‘outcome’ of the research (Williams et al, 2020).
How to conduct critical appraisal for a qualitative research (Example)
Williams, V., Boylan, A. M., & Nunan, D. (2020). Critical appraisal of qualitative research: necessity, partialities and the issue of bias. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 25(1), 9-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2018-111132