TO STABLISH OR NOT TO STABLISH STANDARDS FOR DESIGNING AND EVALUATING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH?
As put by Tracy (2013), the main source of controversy in the discussion regarding the establishment of standards or criteria for evaluating the rigor and overall quality of qualitative research is the fact that such criteria are constructed and not given.
We decided that the International Workshop on Qualitative
Reasoning should continue to be an annual event, collocated with other academic artificial intelligence conferences such as IJCAI and AAAI.
In contrast, qualitative research is by definition subjective (but nonjudgmental) in nature and most investigations are performed in a natural setting where the participants or co-researchers are most comfortable and where the topic can be examined in the environment where it is most commonly observed.
Qualitative researchers rely on loosely structured interviews and natural observation to allow the co-researchers to provide information in a way that will most clearly reveal the nature of their experiences and allow for maximum expression of the subjective experience.
Qualitative approaches to assessment, whether used alone or in tandem with quantitative approaches, can help provide a deeper understanding of student learning.
As explored below, qualitative approaches to assessment may be better equipped to measure learning from those students who might not learn through the ways in which our measures, either direct or indirect, purport to measure their learning.
The work offers more principles for framing ethical dialogue for traditional qualitative
research than for contemporary methods.
With recent changes to impairment testing and, specifically, the introduction of optional qualitative
assessments to potentially avoid the quantitative tests, entities are seeking insights about how to navigate their way through the impairment-testing process and, where practical, reduce associated costs and complexity.
Typically, the article title includes the qualitative
approach used in the study or at least acknowledges that the article is based on qualitative
The research method in qualitative
research is defined as a strategy which determines the approach of the research and guides for various stages of it to be consistent within the framework of the approach (Yildirim & Simsek, 2005, p.
This paper focuses on an initial discussion on qualitative
research by exploring and discussing its main aspects.