ERIC Number: EJ684920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
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Quality and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research in Counseling Psychology.
Morrow, Susan L.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v52 n2 p250-260 Apr 2005
This article examines concepts of the trustworthiness, or credibility, of qualitative research. Following a "researcher-as-instrument," or self-reflective, statement, the paradigmatic underpinnings of various criteria for judging the quality of qualitative research are explored, setting the stage for a discussion of more transcendent standards (those not associated with specific paradigms) for conducting quality research: social validity, subjectivity and reflexivity, adequacy of data, and adequacy of interpretation. Finally, current guidelines for writing and publishing qualitative research are reviewed, and strategies for conducting and writing qualitative research reports are suggested.
Descriptors: Credibility, Counseling Psychology, Qualitative Research, Trust (Psychology), Psychological Patterns, Research Methodology, Research Reports
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