Credibility, Validity and
Transferability
Research Methods for Counselling
Aims
By the end of this session you will be able to
describe the terms:
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•
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Credibility
Validity
Reliability
Transf...
Credibility
• Is the research trustworthy?
• Is the research believable?
• Are the researcher's conclusions supported by
t...
What Makes Research Credible?
1. Well defined research question or well defined
aims
2. Consistent and appropriate methodo...
Validity
• Is the way in which the research is designed
capable of answering the research question?
• Does it measure or t...
Reliability
• Is the research repeatable?
• If the research is repeated and consistently yields
the same results we can sa...
Transferability
• Is the research applicable to other contexts
and situations?
• Can the results be generalised?
• Can the...
Please complete the
questions on your work
sheet

Hand it to your tutor for
checking and feedback
Terminology
Credibility – is the research trustworthy?
Validity – is the research design capable of
answering the question...
Conclusions
We have explored the meanings of these terms:
•
•
•
•
•

Credibility
Validity
Reliability
Transferability
Tria...
Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability
Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability
Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability
Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability
Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability
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Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability

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A presentation on some key research concepts, providing students with some concepts to develop critical thinking about our own and others' research.

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Credibility, validity, reliability and transferability

  1. 1. Credibility, Validity and Transferability Research Methods for Counselling
  2. 2. Aims By the end of this session you will be able to describe the terms: • • • • • Credibility Validity Reliability Transferability Triangulation
  3. 3. Credibility • Is the research trustworthy? • Is the research believable? • Are the researcher's conclusions supported by the research findings?
  4. 4. What Makes Research Credible? 1. Well defined research question or well defined aims 2. Consistent and appropriate methodology 3. Systematic and comprehensive literature review 4. Sound ethical standards (including objectivity) 5. Appropriate data collection and analysis 6. Evidence based discussion and conclusion
  5. 5. Validity • Is the way in which the research is designed capable of answering the research question? • Does it measure or test the research topic as intended? • Validity refers to the degree to which a study accurately reflects or assesses the specific concept that the researcher is attempting to measure Sometimes called internal validity
  6. 6. Reliability • Is the research repeatable? • If the research is repeated and consistently yields the same results we can say the research design is reliable. • While reliability is concerned with the accuracy of the actual measuring instrument or procedure, validity is concerned with the study's success at measuring what the researcher set out to measure.
  7. 7. Transferability • Is the research applicable to other contexts and situations? • Can the results be generalised? • Can the findings be applied beyond the boundaries of the research? This is sometimes called external validity
  8. 8. Please complete the questions on your work sheet Hand it to your tutor for checking and feedback
  9. 9. Terminology Credibility – is the research trustworthy? Validity – is the research design capable of answering the question? Reliability – is the research repeatable with consistent results Transferability – can the findings be used in another context? Triangulation – involves examining the topic with different methods
  10. 10. Conclusions We have explored the meanings of these terms: • • • • • Credibility Validity Reliability Transferability Triangulation

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