ERIC Number: ED234084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Auditing Naturalistic Inquiries: Some Preliminary Applications. Part 1: Development of the Process. Part 2: Case Study Application.
Halpern, Edward S.
This paper describes how a naturalistic inquirer can demonstrate rigor, or trustworthiness, and how an auditor might assess it. Looking at both inquiry products and processes, Part 1 of this paper describes how an audit may assess whether an inquiry's findings and conclusions are grounded in the raw data, and whether appropriate conventions were followed and disciplined decisions were made. Recommendations are made for the types and format of data which make an inquiry auditable, and a series of auditing procedures and guiding questions which help gauge trustworthiness criteria for confirmability and dependability. Part 2 illustrates an application of the audit model presented in Part 1. The first section contains a condensed version of an actual case writeup, which provides a context for the study being audited, and the set of auditing procedures employed. The second section contains the auditor's report presented to the auditee upon completion of the audit. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audits; Naturalistic Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).