Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. What is the difference between validity, reliability and replicability?
  2. Outline different ways of improving (a) measurement validity, (b) internal validity, and (c) external validity.
  3. Describe what is meant by each of the following terms: credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability. How do they differ from more scientific conceptions of reliability and validity?
  4. How can triangulation and searching for negative instance help improve the quality of qualitative research?
  5. What is authenticity and how might it be achieved in a research study?
  6. How are epistemological positions linked to different views of quality in research?