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Table 2 Methodology and design of included studies

From: Measuring public opinion and acceptability of prevention policies: an integrative review and narrative synthesis of methods

  Included studies Proportion of total studies
Quantitative 194 66%
 Cross-sectional study—representative sample 129 44%
 Cross-sectional study—convenience or purposive sample 42 14%
 Cohort study 23 8%
Qualitative 60 20%
 Interviews 21 7%
 Focus groups 21 7%
 Media analysis 8 3%
 Deliberative (e.g. citizen’s jury) 5 2%
 Document or submission analysis 3 < 1%
 Multiple qualitative methods 2 < 1%
Mixed methods 39 13%
 Media analysis 17 6%
 Multiple quantitative and qualitative methods 12 4%
 Cross-sectional survey—convenience sample 7 2%
 Document or submission analysis 1 < 1%
 Community-based participatory 1 < 1%
Total 293 100%