The results of the questionnaires of both rounds were keyed in and analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 for Windows. We mainly focused on the descriptive analysis of the data, particularly central tendency (means) and level of dispersion (SD). The 11 anchors of the Likert scale ranging from 1: “Not at all Important” or “Not at all suitable” to 11: “Extremely Important” or “Extremely suitable” were used to determine the ‘importance’ and ‘suitability’ of each attribute. Importance indicates how much the experts regarded the feature in question as essential for AA’s assessment. Open-ended questions were included in line with Taylor and Judd’s recommendation (1989) to collect additional information to clarify the problems at hand. The experts were also asked to make suggestions to enhance the framework and add further criteria and indicators not listed in the questionnaire. Based on the modifications resulting from the comments received in round 1, the participants repeated their assessment in round 2. As the two rounds proved sufficient for achieving a consensus that was confirmed by statistical analysis, further rounds were not needed.

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