Volume 19 Number 2 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


That God May Know My Integrity
Ella Smith Simmons
Eyes That See and Ears That Hear: A Case
for Qualitative Research

Ella Smith Simmons 

Still a Teen, Already a Mother: Understanding the Teen Motherhood Phenomenon Through Photovoice 
Arceli H. Rosario, Maria Carmela Domocmat,
& Shorena Oniashvili

The Experience of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education Teachers in Southern Leyte, Philippines 
Constantino G. Medilo, Jr.

Cellphone Addiction and Academic Stress Among University Students in Thailand 
Darrin Thomas

Shalom as Wholeness: A Biblical Basis for Meeting Global Health Needs in the 21st Century 
Ikechukwu Michael Oluikpe
& Sylvia T. Callender-Carter

A Wholeness Approach for the Adventist Health Message 
Cesar Augusto Galvez


Documenting and Assessing Learning in Informal
and Media-rich Environments

Evelyn R. Obo-Rayos
Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why
Mak Chung Yin 

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education: A Reflective Approach 
Marie Claire Mukamazimpaka

International Forum 
Vol. 19, No. 2
October 2016
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

That God May Know My Integrity

Abstract. Qualitative research has long struggled for universal acceptability and specific equitable value with quantitative research. Although its acceptance and value have increased over time there remain concerns and outright rejections that demand the researcher’s attention and care. This article, through a cursory review of the literature, considers historical developments in the on-going debate between the quantitative and qualitative worlds of research as they pertain to ethics and integrity in research. It offers reflections on the challenges to qualitative research reliability, validity, and generalizability and provides guidance on ways qualitative researchers increase the credibility of their inquiry and scholarship.


Keywords: Integrity, qualitative research, ethics, trustworthiness, validity, reliability


Ella Smith Simmons
General Vice President
General Conference, Maryland, USA

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