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The authors analyze the observational methods which historically form the basis of the field of psychology. They go on to address topics such as: validity and reliability, training issues, ethics, and use of qualitative computer programmes. In the second part, issues related to the application of qualitative methods are considered, for example HIV//AIDS, feminist perspectives, vocational, and adolescent development.

An Exploration of Quality in Qualitative Research: Are “Reliability” and “Validity” Relevant?
An exploration of quality in qualitative research: Are “reliability” and “validity” relevant?

For some, considerations of qualitative research prompt thoughts of relativism and loosely established truths. A charge is often made that there is no way to ...

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