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How are the Concepts 'Reliability' and 'Validity' Dealt with in Qualitative Research?


Babaee, M and Le, Q and Le, T, How are the Concepts 'Reliability' and 'Validity' Dealt with in Qualitative Research?, Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, Thao Le & Quynh Le (ed), Hauppauge, NY, pp. 135-143. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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The two concepts ‘reliability' and 'validity’ are significant in quantitative research as they are used to evaluate research quality. While they are widely accepted in quantitative research, there are issues and challenges in applying these two concepts in qualitative research. This chapter discusses the significance of these two concepts in quantitative research and how they are dealt with in qualitative research. Finally, several qualitative research models are briefly presented in relation to their treatment of reliability and validity.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Qualitative, grounded theory, ethnography, reliability and validly
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Babaee, M (Dr Maliheh Babaee)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
ID Code:86142
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2013-08-27
Last Modified:2014-08-13

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