ERIC Number: EJ348799
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Critical Incident Technique: An Innovative Qualitative Method of Research.
Woolsey, Lorette K.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v20 n4 p242-54 Oct 1986
The critical incident technique is an exploratory qualitative method of research which generates a comprehensive and detailed description of a content domain. It consists of asking eyewitness observers for factual accounts of behaviors (incidents) which signficantly contribute to a specified outcome (are critical). This paper illustrates how to do a critical incident study and offers applications of the technique. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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