Table 7

Example of a checklist for rating a case study proposal[8]


Clarity: Does the proposal read well?

Integrity: Do its pieces fit together?

Attractiveness: Does it pique the reader's interest?


The case: Is the case adequately defined?

The issues: Are major research questions identified?

Data Resource: Are sufficient data sources identified?


Case Selection: Is the selection plan reasonable?

Data Gathering: Are data-gathering activities outlined?

Validation: Is the need and opportunity for triangulation indicated?


Access: Are arrangements for start-up anticipated?

Confidentiality: Is there sensitivity to the protection of people?

Cost: Are time and resource estimates reasonable?

Crowe et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011 11:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-100

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