n Journal of Public Administration - The internal audit as tool to enhance the quality of qualitative research

Special issue 2
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



In general, researchers will agree that social science research is a systematic and organised process whereby enough knowledge (evidence) is gained to provide an accurate or truthful representation of a phenomenon under study. However, agreeing on this does not mean that they will agree on theoretical or methodological issues. In fact, there is a vast difference of opinion between qualitative and quantitative researchers as to how the social world should be studied.

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