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Table 1 Qualitative data sources

From: How ‘place’ matters for addressing the HIV epidemic: evidence from the HPTN 071 (PopART) cluster-randomised controlled trial in Zambia and South Africa

Core qualitative activities across the 21 HPTN 071 (PopART) communities
Data source Description Data for analysis Timeframe
Broad Brush Surveys (BBS):
Formative Research
Rapid, qualitative, participatory survey approach in each community prior to PopART implementation to gauge relevance of physical features, social organisation, networks and community narratives for HIV. Group discussions, structured observations and interviews. Group discussions: 129
Key informant interviews: 95
Participants: 1202 (744 women)
Observations: 203
2012–2013
PopART Social Science Story of the Trial Qualitative documentation of intervention and research implementation, community engagement and community response throughout intervention period. Observations, group discussions and in-depth interviews. Observations: 763
Group discussions: 24
In-depth interviews: 36
Participants: 263 (147 women)
2014–2018
P-ART-Y (PopART for Young People) Mapping and observing services and spaces for young people (aged 10–24) in PopART communities. Structured observations prior to and during the P-ART-Y intervention that included informal discussions with young people and a qualitative stakeholder survey. Observations: 161
Stakeholders: 82
2015–2017