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Table 1 Number and background of participants/respondents for each data collection technique

From: Qualitative assessment of opportunities and challenges to improve evidence-informed health policy-making in Hungary – an EVIPNet situation analysis pilot

  Launch event Focus groups Semi-structured interviews Online questionnaires
Researchers 14 (19 invited) 10 (11 invited) 5 (5 invited) 21 (31 sent)
Policy-makers 16 (30 invited) 8 (14 invited) 5 (6 invited) 10 (23 sent)
Other stakeholders (advocacy groups of professionals, patients and providers, clinicians) 2 (4 invited) 3 (3 invited) 3 (3 invited) 0 (0 sent)
Total 32 (53 invited) 21 (28 invited) 13 (14 invited) 31 (54 sent)
Overall response rate 60% 75% 93% 57%
Breakdown by senioritya
 Senior level 31 21 13 29
 Junior level 1 2
Breakdown by job focusb
 Strategic 13 8 9 8
 Operational 19 13 4 23
  1. aSenior level: public officials, including heads of divisions and above, public officials with ‘senior advisor’ title, academics including assistant professors and above, leaders of NGOs; Junior level: not senior level
  2. bDetermined by the research team based on consensus