Establishing Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research in Social Work Implications From a Study Regarding Spirituality
As the use of qualitative inquiry increases within the field of social work, researchers must consider the issue of establishing rigor in qualitative research. This article presents research procedures used in a study of autoethnographies that were written regarding the experience of being Jewish. In this project, the researchers utilized reflexivity, audit trail, triangulation by observer, peer debriefing, member check and prolonged engagement in order to manage the threats to trustworthiness as discussed by Padgett (1998). Implications of the project suggest that research procedures utilized by qualitative researchers to establish rigor are an important way to increase our confidence that the voice of the participants is heard, therefore fitting the mission of the social work profession.
Qualitative Social Work
Lietz, Cynthia A.; Langer, Carol L.; and Furman, Rich, "Establishing Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research in Social Work Implications From a Study Regarding Spirituality" (2006). Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications. 248.