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Resources for Researchers

Provides links and citations to articles, books, e-books on general research, qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, action research, and more. Many of the resources listed here are available to ACU students through the online Library databases (e.g. P

Rigor in Qualitative Research

Carcary, M. (2011). The research audit trail: Enhancing trustworthiness in qualitative inquiryThe Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 7(1), 11-24. http://www.ejbrm.com/issue/download.html?idArticle=198

Johnson, R.B. (1997). Examining the validity structure of qualitative research. Education, 118(2), 282-293.

Koch, T. (2006). Establishing rigour in qualitative research: the decision trail. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53(1), 91-100. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03681.x  (ACU login required)

Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Leech, N. L., & Collins, K. M. (2008). Interviewing the interpretive researcher: A method for addressing the crises of representation, legitimation, and praxisInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods7(4), 1-17. https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/IJQM/article/viewFile/1701/3818

Pratt, M. G., Kaplan, S., & Whittington, R. (2019). Editorial essay: The tumult over transparency: Decoupling transparency from replication in establishing trustworthy qualitative researchAdministrative Science Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/0001839219887663  (ACU login required)

Shenton, A. K. (2004). Strategies for ensuring trustworthiness in qualitative research projects. Education for Information, 22(2), 63-75. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/cbe6/70d35e449ceed731466c316cd273032b28ca.pdf

Whittemore, Chase, & Mandle (2001). Validity in qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 11, 117-132. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/104973201129119299

Triangulation

Farmer, T., Robinson, K., Elliott, S. J., & Eyles, J. (2006). Developing and implementing a triangulation protocol for qualitative health research. Qualitative Health Research, 16(3), 377-394. https://www.doi.org/10.1177/1049732305285708

Hussein, A. (2009). The use of triangulation in social sciences research: Can qualitative and quantitative methods be combined? Journal of Comparative Social Work, 4(1), 1-12. http://www.bnemid.byethost14.com/NURSING%20RESEARCH%20METHODOLOGY%205.pdf

Jick, T. D. (1979). Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods: Triangulation in actionAdministrative Science Quarterly, 24(4), 602-611. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2392366

Meijer, P. C., Verloop, N., & Beijaard, D. (2002). Multi-method triangulation in a qualitative study on teachers’ practical knowledge: An attempt to increase internal validity. Quality & Quantity, 36, 145-167. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1014984232147

Olsen (2004). Triangulation in social research: Qualitative and quantitative methods can really be mixed. In M. Holborn (Ed.), Development in Sociology (pp. 1-30). Causeway Press.