Methods Term of the Week… Triangulation

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“Triangulation involves the attempt to combine multiple methods, measures, methodologies, or theories in a variety of ways often to cross-check findings, often on the assumption that the weaknesses of any single such element will be compensated by the strengths of others.”

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