Quality Qualitative
Research
NanYang
nan.yang@unitn.it
Doctoral School of Psychological Sciences and Education
University ...
Outline
• Define Quality in Research
• Two Perspectives for Thinking Quality Issues
• Method Matrix for Quality Qualitative...
Define Quality
• Quality research most commonly refers to the
scientific process encompassing all aspects of
study design; ...
Define Quality
• Terms for Quality in Qualitative Research
• validity, authenticity, goodness, adequacy,
trustworthiness, p...
Two Perspectives
• The lens researchers choose to validate
their studies
• researchers, participants, individual external....
Method Matrix
(Creswell&Miller, 2000)
Paradigm/
Lens
Postpositivist Constructivist Critical
Lens of
Researcher
Lens of
Par...
Quality Assurance
• Already used method
• Researcher reflexivity
• Methods in plan
• Triangulation
• Audit trail (external ...
Discussion
• About Quality
• To adopt methods in different paradigm
assumptions?
• To invite other researchers to code the...
Reference
• Shavelson, R. J., & Towne, L. (Eds.). (2002). Scientific research in education.
Washington, DC: National Resea...
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Quality Qualitative Research

  1. 1. Quality Qualitative Research NanYang nan.yang@unitn.it Doctoral School of Psychological Sciences and Education University of Trento 1 Friday, August 9, 13
  2. 2. Outline • Define Quality in Research • Two Perspectives for Thinking Quality Issues • Method Matrix for Quality Qualitative Research • Quality Assurance in My PhD Research • Discussion 2 Friday, August 9, 13
  3. 3. Define Quality • Quality research most commonly refers to the scientific process encompassing all aspects of study design; in particular, it pertains to the judgment regarding the match between the methods and questions, selection of subjects, measurement of outcomes, and protection against systematic bias, nonsystematic bias, and inferential error (Shavelson, 2002) 3 Friday, August 9, 13
  4. 4. Define Quality • Terms for Quality in Qualitative Research • validity, authenticity, goodness, adequacy, trustworthiness, plausibility, credibility, dependability, neutrality, confirmability, consistency, applicability, transferability, reliability... 4 Friday, August 9, 13
  5. 5. Two Perspectives • The lens researchers choose to validate their studies • researchers, participants, individual external... • Research paradigm assumptions • postpositivist, constructivist, critical... 5 Friday, August 9, 13
  6. 6. Method Matrix (Creswell&Miller, 2000) Paradigm/ Lens Postpositivist Constructivist Critical Lens of Researcher Lens of Participants Lens of People External Triangulation Disconfirming evidence Research reflecivity Member checking Prolonged engagement Collaboration The audit trail Thick, rich description Peer Debriefing 6 Friday, August 9, 13
  7. 7. Quality Assurance • Already used method • Researcher reflexivity • Methods in plan • Triangulation • Audit trail (external experts) • Peer debrief (research team members) • Thick, rich description (field notes) 7 Friday, August 9, 13
  8. 8. Discussion • About Quality • To adopt methods in different paradigm assumptions? • To invite other researchers to code the data? • About Research Methodology • Research planVS theoretical sampling • Grounded theoryVS thematic analysis 8 Friday, August 9, 13
  9. 9. Reference • Shavelson, R. J., & Towne, L. (Eds.). (2002). Scientific research in education. Washington, DC: National Research Council, National Academy Press. • Lincoln,Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (1985). Naturalistic inquiry. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. • Golafshani, N. (2003). Understanding reliability and validity in qualitative research.The Qualitative Report, 8(4), 597-606 • Creswell, J.W. & Miller, D. L. (2000). Determining validity in qualitative inquiry. Theory intoPractice, 39(3), 124-131 • Davies, D., & Dodd, J. (2002). Qualitative research and the question of rigor. Qualitative Health research, 12(2), 279-289 9 Friday, August 9, 13

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