Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research / Edition 1

Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research / Edition 1

by Jerome Kirk, Marc L. Miller
     
 

Kirk and Miller define what is — and what is not — qualitative research. They suggest that the use of numbers in the process of recording and analyzing observations is less important than that the research should involve sustained interaction with the people being studied, in their own language and on their own turf. Following a chapter on objectivity,

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Kirk and Miller define what is — and what is not — qualitative research. They suggest that the use of numbers in the process of recording and analyzing observations is less important than that the research should involve sustained interaction with the people being studied, in their own language and on their own turf. Following a chapter on objectivity, the authors discuss the role of reliability and validity and the problems that arise when these issues are neglected. They present a paradigm for the qualitative research process that makes it possible to pursue validity without neglecting reliability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803924703
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Series:
Qualitative Research Methods Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,428,422
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

Table of Contents

Objectivity in Qualitative Research
Reliability and Validity
The Problem of Validity
Qualitative Research
The Problem of Reliability
Ethnographic Decision Making
The Four Phases of Qualitative Research

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