The Strengths Of Qualitative And Qualitative Research Essay

812 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
There seems to be a general argument whether or not researchers should use a quantitative or qualitative research design when seeking funding for their studies. There is one argument that states that the differences in what makes for a good quantitative or qualitative research design often lead funders to misinformed evaluations of the strengths of exemplary qualitative research.
This article is going to explore reasons why the weaknesses of qualitative research often lead for funders to explore more quantitative research methods. However, the argument is that why the strengths of qualitative are design being overlooked. Michael Ungar explains this within the article and “examines differences in the criteria for good quantitative and qualitative research and how confusion (and ignorance) of the criteria for judging qualitative work often leads funders to misinformed evaluations of the strengths of exemplary qualitative research (Ungar, 2006).”
In order for a qualitative study to be successful to its reviewers, it needs to meet a set of criteria. This criteria allows for qualitative research to be judged on its own evidences. Lincoln and Guba (1985) established this criteria in what they termed it as trustworthiness. Trustworthiness was meant to roughly parallel the standards of internal validity, external validity, reliability and objectivity so quintessential to quantitative research (Ungar, 2006).”
Qualitative studies need to pursue credibility, transferability,…

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