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Rigor in Qualitative research: Promoting quality in Social Science Research

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work, West Texas A and M University, USA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IVC-2015), Pages 25-28, (2015)


Internationally, there is an increasing call for in-depth and rigorous research to enhance the evidence-based practice of most of the practice professions. This article is reviewing various published articles on rigor of qualitative research and discusses on the various criteria presented in these articles to ensure credibility, transferability, dependability, and conformability. For the purpose of this analysis, the author has selected five published articles those analyses rigor in qualitative research. Majority of these articles based their rigor criteria in the suggestions provided by Lincoln and Guba. In-depth analysis also shows that authors tried to develop further new parameters ensure the credibility of qualitative researches. Finally, the author is summarizing the major suggestions provided in these articles to ensure the rigor of qualitative research studies.


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