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Qualitative research design and rigour


Bradshaw, MB and Stratford, E, Qualitative research design and rigour, In:Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press, Hay, Iain (ed), Ontario, Canada, pp. 69-80. ISBN 9780195430158 (2010) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Careful design and rigour are crucial to the dependability of any research . Research that is poorly conceived results in research that is poorly executed and in findings that do not stand up to scrutiny. Thoughtful planning of research and the use of procedures to ensure that research is rigorous should therefore be central concerns for qualitative researchers. The research questions we ask, the cases and participants we involve in our studies, and the ways we ensure the rigour of our work all need to be considered in any dependable research.

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Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Social and Cultural Geography
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:65971
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-12-14
Last Modified:2011-02-02
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