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Table 2 Adapted from Chiovitti and Piran [32]

From: Parasexuality in genitourinary investigations: a qualitative study

Standards of rigour Suggested methods of research practice Methods to ensure rigour in this study
Credibility 1. Let the participants guide the inquiry process. Constant comparative analysis and data collected over one year.
2. Check the theoretical construction generated against the participants’ actual words in the theory.
3. Use participants’ actual words in theory. Verbatim quotes used in the findings section.
4. Articulate the researcher’s personal views and insights about the phenomenon explored by means of:
  a. Post-comment interview sheets used as a tool. Reflexive journal used.
  b. A personal journal Literature was used in the background and discussion.
  c. Monitoring how the literature was used
Auditability 5. Specify the criteria built into the researcher’s thinking. An outline of method used.
6. Specify how and why participants in the study were selected. Outlined in section on participants.
Fittingness 7. Delineate the scope of the research in terms of the sample, setting and level of the theory generated. Delineated in the abstract and main body of article.
8. Describe how the literature relates to each category which emerged in the theory. Using the categories as headings, literature was drawn upon in the discussion.