Applying and reporting GRADE CERQual: how to avoid common mistakes

Decision-makers find application of GRADE-CERQual in qualitative evidence syntheses helpful as the assessments provide an indication as to how much confidence to place in synthesised findings. A recent review of fidelity identified several issues that review authors need to take note of when undertaking and reporting CERQual assessments. This web clinic covered the common issues to avoid.

The session was delivered in June 2024 and below you will find the videos from the webinar, together with the accompanying slides to download [PDF]. Recordings from other Methods Support Unit web clinics are available here

Part 1: Presentation
Part 2: Questions and answers

Presenter Bios

Professor Jane Noyes is Professor of Health and Social Services Research and Child Health in the School of Health Sciences, Bangor University, UK. She is a methodologist, systematic reviewer and primary researcher with a particular interest in complex health and social interventions. She has a particular interest in developing methods for qualitative and mixed-methods evidence synthesis and the development and evaluation of complex interventions. She is an originator of the GRADE-CERQual approach.

Professor Andrew Booth is Professor in Evidence Synthesis at the Sheffield Centre of Health and Related Research (SCHARR), University of Sheffield. He has worked in the field of health information for over 30 years. Andrew has been a systematic review methodologist since 1995. Andrew and colleagues have developed methods of qualitative evidence synthesis from formulating questions through searching and quality assessment to best fit evidence synthesis. He is an originator of the GRADE-CERQual approach.

Part 1: Presentation

Part 2: Questions & answers

Additional materials

Download the slides from the webinar [PDF]