Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

What Are Effective Strategies for Promoting Trustworthiness?

What Are Effective Strategies for Promoting Trustworthiness?

Designing and implementing a project that can be trusted is an important goal of all research. In order for research to have a positive impact on the world, the users of that research must be assured that the results have emerged through a process that is systematic, rigorous, and trustworthy. Trustworthiness in qualitative research is achieved by designing and implementing projects that are credible, dependable, and confirmable so that the findings may be transferable across populations, settings, or contexts. Trustworthy project designs are those with congruent methodological and methods designs, using triangulation of approaches, where appropriate. Research questions should be neutral in their design, providing boundaries for the study, while maintaining ...

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