Finding What Works in Health Care (p. 176) details the best practices for performing a qualitative analysis:
-"Describe the clinical and methodological characteristics of the included studies"
-"Describe the strengths and limitations of individual studies and patterns across studies"
-"Describe...how flaws in the design or execution of the study...could bias the results"
-"Describe the relationships between the characteristics of the individual studies and their reported findings and patterns across studies"
-"Discuss the relevance of individual studies to the populations, comparisons, cointerventions, settings, and outcomes or measures of interest"
(Eden et al., 2011, p. 176)