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

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Abstract

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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2002-06-01
2016-12-08
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