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Epistemology in ethnography: Assessing the quality of knowledge in human factors research

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Lutzhoft, M and Nyce, JM and Petersen, ES, Epistemology in ethnography: Assessing the quality of knowledge in human factors research, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 11, (6) pp. 532-545. ISSN 1463-922X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14639220903247777

Abstract

Quality measures are often used to judge research. This paper looks at what measures have been used in the human factors community to evaluate qualitative research and suggests some alternatives. Using ethnography as a test case, the paper raises the question of whether it is appropriate to use measures derived from quantitative and experimental research to judge the quality of qualitative studies, regardless of the subject and problem domain. © 2010 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:epistemology; ethnography; human factors; quality of knowledge
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Epistemology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:95202
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-09-26
Last Modified:2014-12-18
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