This chapter concludes the book by addressing ways to enhance the quality and credibility of qualitative analysis. Module 76 discusses and demonstrates analytical processes for enhancing credibility by systematically engaging and questioning the data. Module 77 presents four triangulation processes for enhancing credibility. Modules 78 & 79 present alternative and competing criteria for judging the quality of qualitative studies. Module 80 discusses how and why the credibility of the interior is critical to the overall credibility of qualitative findings. Module 81 examines core issues of generalizability, extrapolations, transferability, generating principles and harvesting lessons. Module 82 concludes the chapter and the book by addressing philosophy of science issues related to the credibility and utility of qualitative inquiry.
This free chapter comes from Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods Fourth Edition, which illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples, stories, and cartoons; more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebars that elaborate on important and emergent issues.