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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development serves as a step-by-step, interdisciplinary, qualitative methods text for those working in the areas of family studies, human development, family therapy, and family social work. Providing a systematic outline for carrying out qualitative projects from start to finish, author Kerry J. Daly uniquely combines epistemology, theory, and methodology into a comprehensive package illustrated specifically with examples from family relations and human development research.
Chapter 10: Integrity Practices: The Ethics, Credibility, and Politics of Conducting Qualitative Research
Integrity Practices: The Ethics, Credibility, and Politics of Conducting Qualitative Research
Near the beginning of the book, I introduced the idea that integrity is an important measure of quality in qualitative research. Integrity can be defined as a process of trying to achieve the qualities of soundness and consistency among values, beliefs, and methodological strategies. Given the central importance of the researcher's self as an engaged, feeling, and interpreting participant in all aspects of the research process, integrity serves as an overriding standard that brings together the ethical character of the researcher, respect for the welfare and best interests of participants, and the quality of the research product. Integrity therefore serves as a basis for ...