Tag: research validity

8-step procedure to conduct qualitative content analysis in a research

By Priya Chetty on October 16, 2016 11 Comments

A study by Ary et al. (1996) categorized qualitative research/method into two distinct forms. Firstly participant observation, where the researcher is a participant of the study. Secondly non-participant observation, where the researcher observes but does not participate. It is in this non-participant observation where one can use the content analysis approach.

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Validity in qualitative research

By Priya Chetty on September 11, 2016 No Comments

From traditional validity testing in quantitative research study, scholars have initiated determination of validity in qualitative studies as well (Golafshani 2003). However, according to Creswell & Miller (2000), the task of evaluating validity is challenging on many levels given the plethora of perspectives given by different authors at different time periods.