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Qualitative Research Design and Rigour


Stratford, E and Bradshaw, M, Qualitative Research Design and Rigour, Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press, I Hay (ed), Ontario, Canada, pp. 117-129. ISBN 978-0-19-901090-5 (2016) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Careful design and rigour are crucial to the dependability of any research. Research that is well conceived results in research that is well executed and in findings that stand up to scrutiny. Thoughtful planning and the use of procedures to ensure that studies are rigorous should therefore be central concerns for qualitative researchers. The questions we ask, the cases and participants we involve in our studies, and the ways in which we ensure the rigour of our work need to be considered, these are hallmarks of any dependable research.

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Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Keywords:qualitative research methods, human geography, rigour in research, research design
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:97739
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2015-01-12
Last Modified:2017-04-04
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