Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1385-1535
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7324


On validation of practice-based qualitative research

Erica Baarends & Frits Simon

An analysis of the most used literature on (practice-based) qualitative research in the Netherlands shows that the described criteria for validity are mainly derived from a quantitative perspective. As a consequence, the voice of the researcher dominates in the research instead of the voice of the research respondents. It is argued that in the age of Facebook and considering the current legitimization crisis of science, practice-based qualitative researchers need validation criteria that respect the polyvocality of the respondents.


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