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Reliability and validity in qualitative research

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Published by Sage Publications in Beverly Hills .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Participant observation,
  • Ethnology -- Methodology,
  • Social sciences -- Methodology,
  • Objectivity

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 81-85.

    StatementJerome Kirk, Marc L. Miller.
    SeriesQualitative research methods ;, v. 1
    ContributionsMiller, Marc L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN346.4 .K57 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination87 p. ;
    Number of Pages87
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3022195M
    ISBN 100803924704
    LC Control Number85002412


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Reliability and validity in qualitative research by Kirk, Jerome. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Following a chapter on objectivity, the authors discuss the role of reliability and validity and the problems that arise when these issues are neglected. They present a paradigm for the qualitative research process that makes it Reliability and validity in qualitative research book to pursue validity without neglecting by: Following a chapter on objectivity, the authors discuss the role of reliability and validity and the problems that arise when these issues are neglected.

They present a paradigm for the qualitative research process that makes it possible to pursue validity without neglecting reliability.

The monographs in this series go beyond the short confessionals usually found in the methodology sections of research reports. They also go beyond the rather flat, programmatic treatments afforded qualitative methods in most research textbooks. Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Kirk and Miller define what is -- and wha /5(16). Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research [Page ] It is important for qualitative studies to emulate the scientific method in striving for empirical groundedness, generalizability, and minimization of bias (Hammersly, ).

In Quantitative research, reliability refers to consistency of certain measurements, and validity – to whether these measurements “measure what they are supposed to measure”.

Things are slightly different, however, in Qualitative research. Several researchers argued that reliability and validity pertain to quantitative research, which is unrelated or not pertinent to qualitative inquiry because it is aligned with the positivist view.

15 It is also suggested that a new way of looking at reliability and validity will ensure rigor in qualitative inquiry. 1,16 From Lincoln and Guba's crucial work in the s, reliability and validity.

Although the tests and measures used to establish the validity and reliability of quantitative research cannot be applied to qualitative research, there are ongoing debates about whether terms such as validity, reliability and generalisability are appropriate to evaluate qualitative research.2–4 In the broadest context these terms are applicable, with validity Cited by: the validity and reliability of a qualitative study.

Therefore, reliability, validity and triangulation, if they are relevant research concepts, particularly from aCited by:   Reliability and validity are concepts used to evaluate the quality of research.

They indicate how well a method, technique or test measures something. Reliability is about the consistency of a measure, and validity is about the accuracy of a measure. Kirk and Miller seek to resolve some of the problems of reliability and validity faced by researchers using qualitative methodology.

It is emphasized in the series introduction in the preface of the book that the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research is often misleading and false/5(3). Developing validity standards in qualitative research is challenging because of the necessity to incorporate rigor and subjectivity as well as creativity into the scientific process.

Validity in research is concerned with the. ac cu rac y a nd tru th ful nes s of sci ent ific. findings (Le Comple and Goetz 19 32). valid study should demonstrat e what act ually. exis ts. Validity. Validity in qualitative research means “appropriateness” of the tools, processes, and data.

Whether the research question is valid for the desired outcome, the choice of methodology is appropriate for answering the research question, the design is valid for the methodology, the sampling and data analysis is appropriate, and finally the results and conclusions are valid for.

Like reliability and validity as used in quantitative research are providing springboard to examine what these two terms mean in the qualitative research paradigm, triangulation as used in quantitative research to test the reliability and validity can also illuminate some ways to test or maximize the validity and reliability Cited by:   ().

Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education: Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. A lively but specific research theme with visible analytic premises, a nonjargon text, and clear illustrations make Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research well suited for both the novice who wants to learn about this specific mode of social inquiry and the veteran researcher who is curious about the widening range of social science.

Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research - Ebook written by Jerome Kirk, Marc L. Miller. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research. Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research by Jerome Kirk in DOC, FB2, RTF download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().

With reference to definitions of validity and reliability, and drawing extensively on conceptualisations of qualitative research, this essay examines the correlation between the reliability of effort to find answers to questions about the social.

Validity and reliability are primarily quantitative research concepts. Morse, Barrett, Mayan, Olson, and Spiers () argue that their exclusion from qualitative research design undermines the credibility and rigor of qualitative research conclusions.

Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Studies By Marilyn Simon and Jim Goes Discussions about reliability and validity are ubiquitous in quantitative research, but these essential elements of confidence in the research often receive less attention and scrutiny in qualitative studies.

Reliability is a very important factor in assessment, and is presented as an aspect contributing to validity and not opposed to validity. Messick () transformed the traditional definition of validity - with reliability in opposition - to reliability becoming unified with validity. Thereby Messick () has.

Validity and reliability increase transparency, and decrease opportunities to insert researcher bias in qualitative research [Singh, ]. For all secondary data, a detailed assessment of reliability and validity involve an appraisal of methods used to.

Education Research and Perspectives, Vol, No.1 Validity and Reliability in Social Science Research Ellen A. Drost California State University, Los Angeles Concepts of reliability and validity in social science research are introduced and major methods to assess reliability and validity reviewed with examples from the Size: KB.

Validity Reliability; Meaning: Validity implies the extent to which the research instrument measures, what it is intended to measure. Reliability refers to the degree to which scale produces consistent results, when repeated measurements are made.

Instrument: A valid instrument is always reliable. A reliable instrument need not be a valid. Verification strategies for establishing reliability validity in qualitative research. Int J Qual Res, 1, pp.1– Nahid Golafshani, Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research.

The Qualitative Report, 8(4), pp– Noble, H. & Smith, J., Issues of validity and reliability in qualitative research.

Issues of research reliability and validity need to be addressed in methodology chapter in a concise manner. Reliability refers to the extent to which the same answers can be obtained using the same instruments more than one time. In simple terms, if your research is associated with high levels of reliability, then other researchers need to be able to generate the same.

Qualitative Validity. Table of Contents; Measurement; Qualitative Measures; Qualitative Validity; Qualitative Validity. Depending on their philosophical perspectives, some qualitative researchers reject the framework of validity that is commonly accepted in more quantitative research in the social sciences.

They reject the basic realist assumption that their is a reality. Developing validity standards in qualitative research is challenging because of the necessity to incorporate rigor and subjectivity as well as creativity into the scientific process.

This article explores the extant issues related to the science and art of qualitative research and proposes a synthesis of contemporary by: This overview examines ways of enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative analysis by dealing with three distinct but related inquiry concerns: rigorous techniques and methods for gathering and analyzing qualitative data, including attention to validity, reliability, and triangulation; the credibility, competence, and perceived Cited by: "An Exploration of Quality in Qualitative Research: Are “Reliability” and “Validity” Relevant?." In Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology, edited by Mary Kopala and Lisa A.

Suzuki, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., doi: /n3. This article addresses issues relating to rigour within qualitative research, beginning with the need for rigour at all in such studies. The concept of reliability is then analysed, establishing the traditional understanding of the term, and evaluating alternative terms.

A similar exploration of validity and proposed alternatives by:   Validity. Validity is defined as the extent to which a concept is accurately measured in a quantitative study. For example, a survey designed to explore depression but which actually measures anxiety would not be considered valid.

The second measure of quality in a quantitative study is reliability, or the accuracy of an other words, the extent to which a research Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kirk, Jerome. Reliability and validity in qualitative research.

Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, © Validity, on the other hand, means that the individual scores of an instrument are meaningful and allow the researcher to draw good conclusions from the sample population being studied (Crewell, ). Reliability and validity are the issues combine in very complicated by:   Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research by Jerome Kirk,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(16).

Qualitative research. Golafshani () argues that the concepts of validity and reliability related to the quantitative research may not be applicable or support for qualitative research. Winter () points out that the necessary tools such as precision; credibility and transferability are considered to validate the qualitative research.

Research Methods Knowledge Base. Table of Contents. Reliability has to do with the quality of measurement. In its everyday sense, reliability is the “consistency” or “repeatability” of your measures. Before we can define reliability precisely we have to lay the groundwork. First, you have to learn about the foundation of reliability.

Not only does this book make clear the distinct nature of each of these traditions, but it also wrestles with the contentious issues of sampling, to count or not to count during analysis, reliability and validity, and triangulation in qualitative research.".