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Issues in multi-method research: constructing self-care

Meetoo, D and Temple, B 2003, 'Issues in multi-method research: constructing self-care' , International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 2 (3) , pp. 1-21.

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    Abstract

    In this article, the authors examine claims that using more than one method in research automatically enhances validity. They argue that if the findings from different methods are the same this does not automatically prove the study is valid. It may show that the researchers looked only for evidence that supported the findings from one method. Complementarity of methods does not mean that different methods have to produce the same findings. That different methods work together as equal partners has to be demonstrated rather than assumed. A study of self-care in relation to people with diabetes is used to draw out some of the issues in the operationalisation of multiple method validation.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Triangulation, multiple methods, complementary methods, epistemology, research methods, diabetes
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
    Health and Wellbeing
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Qualitative Methods
    Publisher: International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 16094069
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    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2007 16:36
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/110

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