Validity of qualitative research
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... or qualitative research The concept of validity applies to qualitative research, to some extent, as it applies to quantitative research. According to Lodico, Spailding and Voegtle, validity exist in qualitative research and involves researchers’ success in providing evidence in a study and the accuracy with which results represent “reality of situations and persons studied” (2010, n.p.). The scope of validity in qualitative research is, however, limited and the concept of credibility, that parallels validity, is more applicable in qualitative studies. This defines the extent to which results, as the researcher presents them, are consistent with the offered perceptions by the research participants in ...