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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76-80

Quality in qualitative research: An overview

Professor, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Devakirubai Earnest
Professor, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_48_20

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The issues surrounding the quality of qualitative research are many, and there are different perspectives to the same. This has led to the proliferation of terminologies, criteria and frameworks to judge the quality, which causes confusion for novice qualitative researchers. This article highlights the following: (1) three issues in the quality of qualitative research (rigour and validity versus trustworthiness, generic standards versus tradition specific standards, and the process evaluation versus post hoc evaluation); (2) Lincoln and Guba's qualitative framework and (3) quality enhancement strategies.

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