Rigour, reliability, and validity in qualitative research
Long, T and Johnson, M 2000, 'Rigour, reliability, and validity in qualitative research' , Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 4 (1) , pp. 30-37.
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This article addresses issues relating to rigour within qualitative research, beginning with the need for rigour at all in such studies.The concept of reliability is then analysed, establishing the traditional understanding of the term, and evaluating alternative terms. A similar exploration of validity and proposed alternatives follows. It is suggested that there is nothing to be gained from the use of alternative terms which, on analysis, often prove to be identical to the traditional terms of reliability and validity. Alternative or novel means of addressing these concepts in interpretive research are, however,welcomed. A review of some of the strategies available for the pursuit of reliability and validity in qualitative research is undertaken. These are clearly identified as means to establish existing criteria and are found to have variable value.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work > Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Research|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
|Journal or Publication Title:||Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing|
|Depositing User:||Professor Tony Long|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2012 11:19|
|Last Modified:||15 May 2012 11:19|
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