Evaluating qualitative research: Dealing with the tension between 'science' and 'creativity'

Bailey, Cathy, White, Catherine and Pain, Rachel (1999) Evaluating qualitative research: Dealing with the tension between 'science' and 'creativity'. Area, 31 (2). pp. 169-178. ISSN 0004-0894

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Abstract

This paper responds to recent calls for detailed evaluative criteria for qualitative research in human geography. It argues that the dualism between 'science' and 'creativity' is unfounded, and that while systematic methods of evaluation are required, standardization is inappropriate. Furthermore, it seeks to demonstrate that grounded theory provides an alternative framework that demonstrates how these ideas might be put into practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 10:23
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/19087

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