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Table 3 A research agenda for exploring the impacts of dissemination bias on the findings of qualitative evidence syntheses

From: Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings–paper 7: understanding the potential impacts of dissemination bias

• Explore the impacts of dissemination bias on the findings of qualitative evidence syntheses  
• Develop methods for identifying dissemination bias that can used by those conducting qualitative evidence syntheses  
• Explore the interactions, if any, of dissemination bias and the other components of the CERQual approach (i.e. methodological limitations, coherence, adequacy and relevance)  
• Identify potential interventions to reduce the impact of dissemination bias within qualitative evidence syntheses and evaluate their likely effectiveness