Volume 20 Number 1 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


The Shifting Future of Qualitative Research
John Wesley Taylor V
Deconstructing Myths in Qualitative Research
John Wesley Taylor V 

Sentiment Analysis of the Conflict of Ages Series 
Darrin Thomas

Precursors and Outcomes of Place Branding:
A Conceptual Framework 

Innocent Sigauke

Fostering Quality in Qualitative Research:
A List of Practical Strategies 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


International Forum 
Vol. 20, No. 1
April 2017
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

Fostering Quality in Qualitative Research:A List of Practical Strategies

Abstract. Qualitative research is an ongoing disruptive innovation in educational research all around the world. For a century or more, the world has predominantly been under the dominion of quantitative research. In fact, when qualitative research was introduced a few decades ago, it met strong resistance and repugnance, just as is the case of any groundbreaking innovation. Today, this opposition to the different way of thinking that qualitative research promotes still exists in many countries around the world. One of the reasons why scholars resist qualitative research is that they simply do not know what it is and what makes a good qualitative research study. This paper uses leading qualitative research texts to propose a list of criteria to evaluate the quality of a qualitative research paper.

Keywords: qualitative research, triangulation, quality in qualitative research, evaluation of qualitative research, myths of qualitative research, importance of qualitative research, evaluating qualitative research




Safary Wa-Mbaleka, EdD, PhD
Associate Professor, AIIAS
Silang City, Philippines
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