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Sociology and Anthropology
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SOAN 3070
Jennifer Long

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WEEK THREE­ Ethics Rigour: Redefining “Positivist” Terms to Fit an “Interpretive Tradition” Validity The accuracy and trustworthiness of instruments, data and findings in research Reliability The degree to which a measure of a concept is stable or consistent Generalization The generalize a research finding is to apply it to people or groups who were not in the study Qualitative Methods Reliability­  external ▯ internal▯ Internal Validity You want to figure out if there’s a good match between the researchers observations and the  theoretical Make sure you’re giving an original piece of research to the discipline Want to make sure that the way you use research is valid to that theory Able to see how theory can weave itself in to every day life External Validity The degree to which your findings can be generalized  Its hard in qualitative research because its subjective Objectivity Alternative Criteria Dependability▯  When researchers adopt an ‘auditing’ approach  Credibility▯ ensure that the interpretations presented in the study ring true to the people observed Transferability▯ produce thick description of your context so that others can see where there is  possibility for transfe
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