It is an obligation for all scientists to conduct rigorous studies, regardless of their research tradition. The process of validating studies based on qualitative research strategies is therefore a core issue for both the readers and producers of qualitative research. In international business (IB) research textbooks, validity is most often merely equated to measurement issues, if covered at all. However, in essence, the validity issue concerns the intersubjective convincibility of a study: To what extent do scholars agree that a study and its results cover the phenomena they claim to cover? On this more fundamental level, validity is related to the social research issues of ontology, i.e. the nature of ‘reality', such as the essence of the phenomenon under study, and epistemology, i.e. assumptions about the grounds of knowledge, and how this knowledge can be grasped through methods of inquiry. This article examines these issues as well as various strategies for ensuring validity of claims.
|Titel||Handbook og Qualitative Research Methods for International Business|
|Redaktører||Catherine Welch, Rebecca Marschan-Piekkari|
|Udgivelses sted||Cheltonham UK|
|Forlag||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|ISBN (Trykt)||1 84376 083 5|
|Status||Udgivet - 2004|
Bibliografisk noteUdkom under mit pigenavn "Maria Anne Skaates"
Houman Andersen, P., & Wagtmann, M. A. (2004). Ensuring validity in qualitative international business research. I C. Welch, & R. Marschan-Piekkari (red.), Handbook og Qualitative Research Methods for International Business (1 udg., s. 464-485). Edward Elgar Publishing.