International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)

Qualitative research: Criteria of evaluation


Pratap Chandra Mandal

Qualitative research is not evaluated based on the criteria used in quantitative research. Qualitative researchers reject the criteria of evaluation used by quantitative researchers. Quantitative researchers use the criteria of reliability, validity, and generalizability for evaluation. Qualitative researchers have developed alternative criteria for evaluation based on the research methodology followed and some other dimensions. These criteria include various dimensions of rigor, ethical integrity, and artistry. Various researchers have suggested a number of criteria for evaluation in qualitative research. The study reviews the range of evaluation criteria available in qualitative research from different perspectives. The study argues that the choice of evaluation criteria cannot be arbitrary and needs to be compatible with the nature of research question. It depends on methodology, aims, and assumptions of the research. Based on arguments, qualitative researchers are urged to select the criteria for evaluation with caution and only after considering all the aspects of research.
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Pratap Chandra Mandal. Qualitative research: Criteria of evaluation. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 591-596
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