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Towards the end of the data collection, we noticed that no new informa- tion related to the risk of infertility emerged. This may indicate that we, facilitated by the sample size, had reached informational redundancy ( Sandelowski, 1995) . Moreover, by using investigator and analysis tri- angulation, we reduced the risk for researcher bias ( Patton, 1990) . The online format of the study made it possible to include participants from all parts of the country, urban as well as rural areas. However, younger participants, in general, were less elaborated regarding fertility concerns than older participants. Other limitations that could affect the credibility are the fact that the online chat format may have been Infertility concerns amongst childhood cancer survivors 2709 at University of Western Sydney on January 22, 2016 Downloaded from
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challenging for those with cognitive impairments and may have affected their ability to participate. It also was impossible to observe non-verbal reactions to what was discussed that may have provided additional in- formation. However, some participants stated that they had cognitive impairment or reading/writing disability and some participants used expressions like ‘ha ha ha’ or smileys to express emotions or reactions. Credibility was also verified with the help of illustrative quotations and agreement among co-authors regarding analysis. To achievedependabil- ity, a discussion guide was developed and gradually improved/changed
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