Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative Research
What is the GRADE-CERQual approach?
The GRADE-CERQual approach provides a transparent method for assessing the confidence of evidence from reviews of qualitative research, and indicating this confidence to end users, such as guideline panels or decision makers. CERQual uses a similar approach conceptually to other GRADE tools, but is intended for findings from systematic reviews of qualitative evidence.
Have you tried our online tool?
The interactive Summary of Qualitative Findings (iSoQ) tool is a free online platform designed to help review authors apply the GRADE-CERQual approach to the findings of their qualitative evidence synthesis (QES).
GRADE-CERQual Webinar Videos
Click here to access a series of presentations on GRADE-CERQual and the use of qualitative evidence in decision making that were produced for the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Fidelity and Reporting
A new study from the GRADE-CERQual Coordinating Team investigated fidelity to and reporting of the GRADE-CERQual approach. Results can help review authors avoid common pitfalls.
The GRADE-CERQual Coordinating Team
The development of CERQual is being taken forward through the GRADE-CERQual Project Group, a subgroup of the GRADE Working Group.