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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 15:36
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/110

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