Elephants, gold standards and applied qualitative research
Fielding, NG (2010) Elephants, gold standards and applied qualitative research Qualitative Research, 10 (1). pp. 123-127.
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In a recent article in Qualitative Research, Norman Denzin discussed a variety of threats to qualitative research posed by institutional and professional organizational actors who would elevate Randomized Control Trials and associated practices as the gold standard indexing the quality of all social research. Informed by his long established contributions to the constantly changing field of research methodology, Denzin brought passion, and a rich variety of arguments, to the debate. I argue that this also brought some lapses of rigour that require attention if qualitative methodologists are to put their best case against the narrow and intolerant vision offered by the proponents of gold standards.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology|
|Date :||February 2010|
|Identification Number :||10.1177/1468794109348687|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||methodological validity, mixed methods, research quality standards|
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|Additional Information :||Published in Qualitative Research, 10 (1) 2010. Copyright 2010 Sage Publications.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||27 Jun 2014 15:39|
|Last Modified :||13 Sep 2014 01:50|
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