Validating research

Maybe I will post additional blogs addressing each subject.Or maybe I will write a book on how to validate surveys from start to finish, sit at home, and get rich off of 10% royalties on an academic book.Validity in qualitative research can also be checked by a technique known as respondent validation.

This can be a bit of a tricky topic, as qualitative research involves humans understanding humans, a necessarily subjective practice from the get-go.If the researcher is able to exclude other scenarios, he is or she is able to strengthen the validity of the findings.Related to this technique is asking questions in an inverse format.Ethical recruiting is an important issue in qualitative research, as data collected from individuals who are not truly representative of their segment will not lead to valid results.Another way to promote validity is to employ a strategy known as triangulation.

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