n Education as Change - Four levels of rigour in interpretive qualitative research
|Article Title||Four levels of rigour in interpretive qualitative research|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Education as Change|
|Author||Hennie Van der Mescht|
|Publication Date||Jun 2002|
|Pages||43 - 51|
ISI Social Science
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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