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Table 1 Methodological design in the included studies

From: Health authorities’ health risk communication with the public during pandemics: a rapid scoping review

Methods Count %
Survey methods
N = 15 (31%)
Cross-sectional survey 14 (29%)
Comparative survey 1 (2%)
Mixed methods
N = 1 (2%)
Survey and qualitative interviews 1 (2%)
Qualitative methods
N = 10 (21%)
Qualitative interviews (individual/focus group) 6 (12%)
Policy analysis (document analysis) 1 (2%)
Multiple qualitative methods 1 (2%)
Qualitative content/thematic analysis 2 (4%)
Experimental design
N = 4 (8%)
Quasi- experimental design 3 (6%)
RCT 1 (2%)
Quantitative statistical analysis
N = 18 (37%)
Quantitative content analysis 8 (17%)
Web study 6 (13%
Infodemiology study with quantitative analysis 4 (8%)