Making qualitative research count
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Citation:Henwood, S. M. (2014). Making qualitative research count. Rapport, 42, pp.44-46
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3095
While qualitative research has been around for many years, in some disciplines there is still a sense from some quarters that it is in some way of less worth than scientific, positlvistlc studies. One way to minimise the impact of that is to ensure that qualitative research is of high quality, from conception and design, right through to dissemination. It Is said that without methodological rigour, research is insignificant and susceptible to researchers fabricating the truth, of course this is true in both paradigms, but in qualitative research it is wise to ensure all efforts to ensure rigour are overtly discussed in detail, as a negatlve view Is often held of it before the contents are even read. There are many areas of quallty which are worth considering when conducting (and critlquing) qualitative studies and this article will discuss the key Issues for consideration.