n Education as Change - Four levels of rigour in interpretive qualitative research

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-3206
  • E-ISSN: 1947-9417
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Identifying the weakness of poor qualitative research as lying in the absence of four, kinds of rigour, the author subjects each to critical scrutiny. Ontologically, qualitative researchers have only a limited understanding that reality is socially constructed. This is reflected in a lack of epistemological rigour with examination of subjective interpretation, interview methods and triangulation. Special care must be given to "thick" description, whilst, finally, scientific enquiry is increasingly under siege.

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